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Sunomono (Hiya Somen)

Sunomono or Hiya Somen is a classic Japanese dish served as a refreshing meal along with relishes and cold vegetables during summer’s oppressive heat.  The bright sour flavor stimulates movement of Liver Qi and aids digestive vitality.  

 

Sunomono (Hiya Somen)
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Servings Prep Time
3 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Sunomono (Hiya Somen)
[1]
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to package, drain well. Sprinkle sliced cucumber and lemon slices with salt and let stand a few minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture. Combine vinegar, sugar, and soy in a bowl and mix well. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumber and lemon slices and mix well. In 3 or 4 small individual bowls, divide noodles.   Cover noodles with ice water. Divide vinegar mixture, lemon and cucumbers evenly between the bowls. Add in a little crab, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Energetics:  Sour moves Qi, stimulates the Liver and Gall Bladder.

Contraindications:  Those with very cold patterns or excessively weak Spleen Qi should avoid excess cold foods.  Eat this cool rather than cold.

 

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