Korean Somen Noodle Salad (Vegan)

noodle salad in the black bowl with different vegetables and teriyaki tofu on top

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Korean Somen Noodle Salad with Soy Sauce - Super simple, easy, and refreshing somen noodle salad recipe that's healthy (vegan friendly) and kid-friendly (not spicy)!


  • Somen noodles, 7-8 ounces (or Soba noodles)
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
  • 1 - 1 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional - if you are planning to serve with lots of vegetables)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Korean red pepper flakes (totally optional)
  • Fresh vegetables such as cucumber, carrots, cabbage, and/or kimchi (for serving)
  • Easy Teriyaki Tofu (for serving, optional but highly recommended)


  1. Cook the somen noodles according to their package. 
  2. Drain and rinse the noodles under cold water. 
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add in the noodles and gently mix until all the noodles are coated with the sauce.
  4. Serve the noodle salad with fresh vegetables of your choice and teriyaki tofu or protein of your choice.


  • If you can't find somen noodles, you can use soba noodles. I made it with both noodles and they are equally delicious. 
  • Please refer to the "helpful tip" section above.  
  • You can customize the noodle salad by adding your favorite vegetables and protein.