Creamy Avocado Shiso Ume Soumen

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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

Serves two

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.

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4 thoughts on “Creamy Avocado Shiso Ume Soumen

  1. It would have never occurred to me to mix avocado, shiso and ume. Now I must try it. It sounds intriguing and yummy. – Teena

    1. Hi Teena,

      The contrast between the creaminess of the avocado and the shiso flavor is quite nice. I hope you like it.

  2. It would have never occurred to me to mix avocado, shiso and ume. Now I must try it. It sounds intriguing and yummy. – Teena

    1. Hi Teena,

      The contrast between the creaminess of the avocado and the shiso flavor is quite nice. I hope you like it.

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