The Tokyo Summer Olympics are finally here! To celebrate the start of the games, chef Elena Yamamoto is joining TODAY to share a few of her favorite Japanese dishes that are easy to make — and enjoy — at home. She shows us how to make cold ramen noodles with a zesty ponzu dressing and DIY temaki perfect for a viewing party.
I loved it when my aunt would make hiyashi chuka for lunch when I would visit my family in Tokyo in the summer. Whenever I make it at home, I'm instantly transported back. The salty, vinegary dressing is so refreshing on hot and humid days and is a great way to use ramen noodles in a new way.
This is a great way to enjoy "sushi" at home without the fuss of learning a rolling technique. It also makes for a great dinner party as the prep is simple and everyone can have fun making their own combinations of flavors and ingredients.
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