Hi everyone, I’m Kitty, an Accredited Practising Dietitian working closely with the community. I’m passionate about creating simple, healthy and nutritious recipes for people with musculoskeletal conditions by applying my knowledge and multicultural backgrounds. I hope you enjoy them!

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Japanese cold noodles

This recipe not only gives you the protein and carbs you need to achieve your daily requirements, but it’s also a refreshing meal idea for a hot summer day. The ponzu sauce provides a tart sensation that’ll make your taste buds sing!

Time: 20 mins
Serving: 1 serve


  • 1 bundle somen noodles
  • 4 prawns
  • 1 tbsp concentrated kombu tsuyu sauce
  • 2 tsp ponzu sauce
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • Spoonful of seaweed flake for garnish (optional)


  1. Air-fry prawn for 5 mins at 180 degrees. Turn them over and cook for another 5 mins.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil for cooking the noodles.
  3. Add somen noodles to the water and cook until they become a softer texture.
  4. Strain the cooked noodles in a colander to and rinse under cold tap water for 1 min. Set aside.
  5. Put kombu tsuyu sauce, ponzu sauce and cold water into a bowl. Mix well.
  6. Add somen noodles to the sauce mix, and place the prawns on the top of the noodles.
  7. Garnish with seaweed flakes.
  8. Ready to serve.


  • The portion of the sauce and cold water can be adjusted to personal preference, e.g. if you prefer a lighter taste, add more water.
  • Prawns can be replaced by egg or tofu according to your personal preference.
  • Seaweed flake garnish can be replaced by chopped spring onion and sesame seeds.
  • If you don’t have kombu tsuyu sauce, you can use soy sauce as an alternative, same portion to mix the sauce will be applied.

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