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.


-Tokoroten (ところてん) 300g
*Make it by squeezing out with Tokoroten stick.
-3 mini cucumber (きゅうり) 150g
-1/2 Carrot (にんじん) 120g
-3 Chikuwa (ちくわ: cube-shaped fish paste cake) (3本), 4 Ham (ハム4枚)or Kanikama (カニカマ / artificial crab meat) 60g
-✯vinegar (お酢)2tbsp
-✯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
-✯ginger (生姜) 
-✯Sesame (ゴマ) 1tbsp
-✯Sugar (砂糖) 1tbsp



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.


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.





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 chinese-style salad


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