My new favorite noodle – Hiyamugi


The hubby and I decided that the maiden voyage of our new car would be to Costco.  It took ages to get there.  In Canada, a 35km trip would take about 40min unless there was a traffic jam.  It took us an hour and a half to get there.  Good thing I packed some good tunes along.  We ended up going a little overboard at Costco but not too bad.  Highlights include 10kg of oats and 2kg of granola.  I can’t wait to dig into those.  Hubby just happened to spot a kind of noodle that he loves that I had never heard of – hiyamugi.  They look a lot like soumen but are a bit thicker.  They taste much different and have a fabulous slightly chewy texture.  We got a 2kg package so we are set for the rest of the hot weather period.  The serving sizes are perfect – one for me and two for hubby.

I served mine on salad topped with salad dressing.  I asked hubby if he wanted them on salad or separate with dipping sauce and he chose the latter.  As soon as he saw my salad he regretted his decision.  We have almost two kilos of the stuff so I guess I’ll serve it on salad for him next time.

The salad: lettuce, carrots, green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers and brown mushrooms.  Sadly not local as I was too tired to make the farmers market last weekend (only 8-9am on Saturday).
The dressing: oil free yuzu-soy sauce dressing (store bought)

Soumen and soba taste good served like this as well but hiyamugi noodles are better.

4 thoughts on “My new favorite noodle – Hiyamugi

  1. Hi! I just found your blog through Angela’s Healthy News Roundup and I’ve gone back and read every post! Awesome recipes and food musings on Japanese food culture! I’ve subscribed on Google Reader and I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes:).

  2. Hi! I just found your blog through Angela’s Healthy News Roundup and I’ve gone back and read every post! Awesome recipes and food musings on Japanese food culture! I’ve subscribed on Google Reader and I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes:).

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