St. Patrick’s Day Japanese Noodles

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St. Patrick's Day is all about keeping it green! (Or orange.) Blustery winds may blow outside on March 17th. Take comfort inside with a bowl of St. Patrick's Day Japanese noodles.

Can you keep a secret? The Japanese noodles taste exactly like the delicious noodles you enjoy on any other day of the year!  

Adapted from the Kokumotsu Company's Hakubaku noodle package recipe. 

  • 1-package green tea noodles
  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup mirin (or dry white wine with ½  to 1 teaspoon sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Chopped scallions for garnish

Optional traditional Japanese noodle toppings:

  • Slices of pork
  • ½ soft-boiled egg
  • Slices of kamaboko (pressed pollock)
  • Sprinkles of dried seaweed


In the first pan:
In enough water to cover the noodles, bring the water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for six minutes or until done. Drain and rinse quickly in cold water.

In a second pan:
Bring 2¼ cups of water and the shiitake mushrooms to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce, Japanese mirin (or dry white wine) and sugar. Cook on low heat for another 5 minutes.

Place the green tea noodles in a bowl. Pour in the soup. Garnish with scallions and any other yummy that appeals to you.