Harusame salad is a popular summer dish because it tastes light and refreshing. This dish makes a light and tasty appetizer or you can eat it as a simple meal. It is so simple that you can make it even if you do not like cooking. Once you have made this dish, feel free to make your own variation of this dish.

Harusame salad use harusame noodles which you can buy at Japanese specialty stores. If you cannot find harusame noodles, use other Asian glass noodles.

This recipe is for three to four persons, but you can easily cut the recipe in half or double it to suit your need.


- 2 package of harusame noodles
- 1 spring onion
- 2 eggs
- 1 English cucumber
- 1/2 carrot

For the dressing:

- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 4 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame seed, optional


1. Slice the cucumber, spring onion, and carrot into thin strips.
2. Beat the eggs.
3. Heat a drop of oil in a non stick pan. Make a thin omelette with the eggs. Cut the omelette into thin strips
4. Cook the noodles according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Drain.
5. Mix the ingredients for the dressing until the sugar has dissolved.
6. Mix all the salad ingredients in a large salad bowl or individual serving dish. Pour the dressing over the salad generously and toss to mix.
7. If you intend to serve this dish chilled, keep the ingredients in the refrigerator before you mix them with the dressing.

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