Easy Hiyashi Chuka (cold ramen) Recipe using Instant Cup Ramen

Now at the peak of the summer season, cold or chilled ramen is one of the best comfort foods for me.

When I think of cold ramen that is prefect for summer, what pop into my head are 2 noodle dishes, tsukemen (つけ麺) and hiyashi chuka (冷やし中華).

As I wrote about tsukemen before, today I will talk about hiyashi chuka and introduce its easy recipe using instant cup ramen (Nissin Instant Cup Noodles soy sauce).

Hiyashi Chuka – The Japanese cold ramen most commonly eaten in summer

Hiyashi Chuka is a cold ramen with a little broth that is commonly topped with roast pork strips, thinly shredded egg omelet, thin strips of cucumber, and sliced tomato.

The cold ramen is the most familiar summer noodle dish for us Japanese, and we have it not only at restaurants but also at home during the summer season.

We usually make the summer noodle dish from the set of raw noodles and soup base that is sold at supermarkets.Unfortunately, there are no instant Hiyashi Chuka cups.

However, if you use instant cup ramen, you can make Hiyashi Chuka very easily.

Easy Hiyashi Chuka Recipe with Instant Cup Ramen

The other day, I introduced How to make Chilled Ramen with Instant Cup Noodles and Cold Water.In addition to the instructions, you just have 2 more steps to make Hiyashi Chuka, that is, adding sesame oil and vinegar to an instant cup ramen with soy sauce flavor.That is because the soup base of Hiyashi Chuka mainly consists of soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil.

This time I have prepared Nissin Cup Noodles Soy Sauce (Amazon.com) as a soy-sauce-flavored instant cup ramen, which has the top share in the Japan’s instant cup noodles market.Other than an instant cup ramen with soy sauce flavor, what you need to prepare are water, sesame oil, and vinegar.

Here is the easy way to make Hiyashi Chuka from instant cup ramen.

1.Pull the lid back about halfway and pour cold water into the cup up to its inside line

2. Close the lid and cool the instant cup ramen in the refrigerator for about 1 hour

3. Take the instant cup ramen out of the refrigerator

4. Serve the ramen noodles on a dish, then put a dozen ice cubes and a proper amount of sesame oil and vinegar.(It may be a good idea to add these seasonings little by little.) Enjoy Hiyashi Chuka noodles !

You can make Hiyashi Chuka from any soy-sauce-flavored instant cup ramen with this recipe

Although I made Hiyashi Chuka noodles from Nissin Cup Noodles Soy Sauce this time, the recipe can be applied to any soy-sauce-flavored instant cup ramen.

What is better, the recipe is really easy, so you will be able to make Hiyashi Chuka noodles without fail.If you are interested, just give it a shot !


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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