Ramen Salad (And Shopping)


I sometimes see references to “Ramen Salad”, which they say is originally from Hokkaido, Japan, and I’ve been curious what it’s like, so we tried it for lunch today.  It is similar to Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen), but a ittle different.  I searched online but there are so many variations of the recipe that I just basically made it up.  Many recipes used a mixture of sesame dressing and Japanese mayonnaise as a dressing,  we very seldom use store- bought salad dressing but I bought a bottle for this.


I used tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, celery, Romaine lettuce & rocket as well as ramen noodles and made a dressing with the sesame dressing and mayonnaise.  Adding mayonnaise make the dressing cling to the noodles, which is good.  I don’t know what it’s actually supposed to be like but we quite enjoyed it.



After lunch, we went out for shopping to a department store!!!  We have been to supermarkets for food occasionally, but we hadn’t done any other shopping for the last 14 months at least.  On the day when the lockdown was loosened a couple of weeks ago, there were long queues everywhere including this department store to get in, so we were waiting for things to settle down.  I guess many people are enjoying this beautiful weather outside doing things like walking, the department store was very quiet.  We didn’t buy anything that special, but it was fun to be able to see things for shopping.



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