Hiyashichuka 冷やし中華 is a cold noodle dish commonly eaten in summer season in Japan. Often ramen shops offer this dish during summer to cater for customers who prefer cold food instead of eating hot noodle ramen.

Cold noodle commonly eaten in Summer

The noodle used in Hiyashichuka is ramen noodle. It has various toppings on the top such as sliced cucumber, ham, eggs and ginger.

Other popular toppings include seaweed, boiled chicken, boiled pork, tomato and bean sprouts.

The sauce can vary from soy sauce/vinegar based sauce, sesame sauce and mayonnaise.

The sourness of vinegar is so refreshing and it’s a perfect food for hot and humid weather.