Japanese noodles, scallion-ginger sauce


Dressing (loosely based on this)


Ginger, minced

Cilantro, chopped

Scallions, chopped thin

Honey, salt and pepper to taste

Noodles and accompaniments

Somen noodles

Hard boiled egg

Scallions, sliced

Thick-cut bacon

Tomato jam

How to

Anything in the family of Asian noodles will work here. My favorite, though they were not used here, are soba (buckwheat) noodles because they are a little earthier and work well in cold dishes with bright ingredients.

After pulling the noodles from boiling water, immediately throw them under cold running water to stop the cooking process. Toss with the dressing and then add anything that sounds good. Tonight it was had boiled egg, thick-cut bacon, scallions, and tomato jam, but tomorrow it will be something else.