Harusame Salad (Japanese Glass Noodle Salad) 春雨

Korean food, japchau

Harusame is the Japanese name for cellophane noodles or glass noodles. Japanese character kanji for Harusame is 春雨, which means spring (春) and rain (雨). Such a romantic name for noodles ❤️

Words can not explain how tasty this is!!!!

My first attempt making it at my husbands request and he loved it 🤗 Actually he said it “tasted exactly like it did in Japan, and took him right back to his childhood” JOB DONE!

This dish is something we always crave for when weather is warmer. It’s so refreshing and yummy, the perfect summer dish.

Harusame salad has wonderfully bright flavours with lots of refreshing crunchy vegetables.

I guarantee it will become a favourite salad!

It’s all in the prep and then you just throw it all together … You can make this the day before which gives time for the dressing to really marinate and tastes even better once all has infused!


Kids are gonna have a blast making this with you as mine did!

Okay lets do this guys 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

Dressing – Combine all these ingredients and set aside 
  • 2 ½ Tbsp soy sauce (use GF soy sauce for GF)
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp white sesame seeds (roasted/toasted)
  • 4.2 oz Harusame (glass noodles) (4.2 oz = 120 g)
  • 2 Tbsp dried wakame seaweed
  • 1 Persian/Japanese cucumber
  • 1/3 carrot
  • ½ tsp kosher salt ( for sprinkling over veggies)
  • Just egg for omelette
  • 3 slices vegan ham
  • 2 tsp white sesame seeds (roasted/toasted)
Korean food, japchau

Gather ingredients and prep!

  • Julienned cucumbers, carrots, and vegan ham.
  • Soak the wakame in water for 10-15 minutes, thourouly squeeze the water out and set aside.
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of salt over the carrots and cucumbers and stir, rinse well after 15 mins, this helps soften them.
  •  Follow the packaging instructions to cook harusame (noodles). I used sweet potato starch noodles and boiled for 4 minutes,  rinsed under cold water to remove the starch. I also cut them into smaller lengths as they were very long! But you can use rice noodles etc
  • Pour the just egg into a pan and make an omelette, which will be sliced thinly after it has cooled down.
  • In a large bowl, add the harusame, vegetables, ham, egg and sesame seeds to the dressing. Make sure its all well coated and pop in the fridge to chill! THE COLDER THE BETTER!



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