That’s right, I put a thick creamy sauce on soumen. I think my hubby will find this a bit blasphemous but I like it. I’m pretty sure this would taste great on cold soba as well.
I found shiso umepaste (pictured below) at a grocery store near my in-laws. I hope they sell it at the one near my house too. Not that I couldn’t just add the two ingredients separately…
Creamy Avocado Shiso Ume Soumen
Two servings of soumen, cooked and chilled
1 1/2 small ripe avocados
Shiso ume paste to taste
While the noodles are cooking, mash the avocado. Add shiso ume paste slowly until you have a strength you like. Toss the noodles in the sauce and serve. This can be completed in ten minutes if you time it right.