RECIPE: Natto Hiyashi Chuka Soba

RECIPE: Hiyashi Chuka Soba

Hiyashi Chuka, which literally means “chilled Chinese”, is a Japanese noodle dish that's perfect for hot summer days. It's typically made with chilled ramen noodles topped with a colorful array of seasonal ingredients finished with a refreshing soy sauce and sesame oil vinaigrette. Feel free to get creative - we made ours with soba noodles topped natto!

Servings: 1



  • Natto (1 pack)
  • 1 tbsp takuan (pickled daikon radish) (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp shio konbu (salt kelp)
  • 1 Japanese cucumber (or 1/3 English cucumber, julienned)
  • 1/3 red bell pepper (julienned)
  • 2-3 pieces atsuage (deep‐fried bean curd, julienned) 


  1. Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water as per the instructions on the package, drain, rinse in ice cold water, drain again and put on a plate/bowl
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and set aside. 
  3. Mix the takuan and shio konbu with the natto.
  4. Top the noodles with the natto mixture from step 3 and the other cut toppings, pour the sauce on top and enjoy!

2 Responses

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July 17, 2020

Hi Anne! Thank you for your comment. We’re just as excited to share our special Japanese products with you and will share more about festival foods too. Enjoy your gifts from Japan!

Anne Winter

Anne Winter

July 17, 2020

Hello I am looking forward to adding to my collection of wonderful Japanese food. And it is wonderful to have stories about the food too as it adds to the pleasure when eating it.

In particular I look forward to hearing about festival special foods.

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