Tokoroten Chinese-style Salad (ところてん中華風サラダ)

tokoroten chinese-style salad

A Chinese-style salad is popular side dish as Japanese home-cooking.

Original Chinese-style salad usually uses Harusame noodles (春雨 / Glass noodles), which is made from either mung beans or potato starch, and it has low carbs and calories.

But, I like to use Tokoroten noodles instead, because Tokoroten itself has ZERO carbs and ZERO calories (guilty-free!). Moreover I love the smooth texture. It's very refreshing. 

To learn how to make Tokoroten, please check Tokoroten recipe from here.

Ingredients:


-Tokoroten (ところてん) 300g
*Make it by squeezing out with Tokoroten stick.
-1 Cucumber (きゅうり) 100g
-1/2 Carrot (にんじん) 70g
-2 Chikuwa (ちくわ: cube-shaped fish paste cake) (2本) , Ham (ハム)or Kanikama (カニカマ / artificial crab meat) 60g
-✯Sesame oil (ゴマ油) 1.5tbsp
-✯Soy sauce (しょうゆ) 1.5tbsp
-✯1 Grated Garlic (おろしニンニク) 1個
-✯Sesame (ゴマ) 1tbsp
-✯Sugar (砂糖) 2 tsp

 

Pre Preparation:  


①Let's make Tokoroten in advance. If you don't have a Tokoroten stick, you can also make it by cutting kanten thinly in noodle width with a knife. After tokoroten is prepared, cut the noodles in half (5-6 cm) so that the length of tokoroten is same as veggies and chikuwa (ham or kanikama).
②Thinly cut veggies (same size as kotokoten), lightly sprinkle salt and leave until excess water is discharged. Rinse off the salt and lightly squeeze out remaining water.


Instructions:

1. Thinly cut chikuwa (ham or kanikama).
2. Mix half-cut tokoroten (①), veggies (②) and chikuwa (1.).
3. Separately mix the remaining ingredients(✯) and pour into the (2.).
4. Mix (3.) well and let it rest in the fridge for at least one hour to let the flavour settle.
* I recommend to mix occasionally to blend the flavour.

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作り方:

※事前j準備


①ところてんを作りましょう。*作り方はこちらから
ところてん突きがなければ包丁でも切れます。細長く切ったら、野菜に合わせてところてんを半分に切ります。
②野菜とちくわ(ハムまたはカニカマ)をところてんに合わせて細長く切り、塩を振ってしばらく置き水分を出します。水分が出たら塩を洗い流して水気を絞ります。

1.ちくわを野菜と合わせたサイズに切ります。
2. 半分に切ったところてん(①)と野菜(②)とちくわ(1.)を混ぜます。
3. 残りの調味料(✯)をよく混ぜてから具材(2.)と合わせます。
4. よく混ぜてから冷蔵庫で1時間以上寝かして味を馴染ませます。途中で数回混ぜてあげるとよく馴染みます。

tokoroten

tokoroten chinese-style salad

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