Hiyashi (chilled) Ramen in Philly
- AgentRed Apr 8, 2010 01:56 PM
I'm beginning to find good ramen in Philly, like Morimoto, so now I'm moving on to... Hiyashi!
Basically cold ramen with mustard and pickled ginger on top, I loved eating it in NYC in summer, even more so than hot ramen. Is there anywhere in Philly that serves it? Even, dare I hope, a good version of it?
Oh cool! Maido is my go to source for low cal Kewpie doll mayo and other tasty snacks (though they are a little more expensive than chinatown and their lunch counter is disappointing)
But... frozen?? How do I eat it, just leave it to defrost in the fridge the day before? Or cook it and then cool it?!
No worries - it's simple :) The ones in the freezer are actually "fresh" noodles (3 servings in a package)... Take it out the night before and keep it in the fridge - it'll defrost just fine (whatever you do, don't use a microwave - the noodles will get stuck together in the process....) and yes, once the noodles are cooked, you'd drain/rinse them with cold water.
At any rate, the package has cooking directions in English, so you'll be just fine!
FYI - I like to serve mine with shredded chicken, eggs (= you'd make an "egg crepe", slice it thin), cucumber and pickled ginger (called "kizami shoga", which Maido also carries) - sprinkle the noodles with some grinded sesame & a little bit of hot mustard...Voilà!!
Hope this helps!
p.s. You can also get "instant/dried" hiyashi noodles in the ramen noodles section, but IMO I don't think they taste as good.