Tomato Curry with Somen Noodle

Posted July 20th, 2010 in Food 4 Comments »

Somen Noodle + curry??  It sounds a little mismatch, but spicy tomato curry does go with simple somen noodle.  Enjoy with lots of mushroom ♪


<Somen Tomato Curry with Chicken and Mushroom> serves 4


  • 1 chicken breast fillet
  • 2 baby eggplants
  • 1 pack shimeji mushroom
  • 2~3 button mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbs curry powder
  • 100ml sake (cooking wine)
  • 400g tomato tin, peeled
  • 100~150ml chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt, sugar and pepper to taste
  • 200g somen noodle
  1. Bring the large pot of water to the boil, and cook somen noodle.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Peel a part of the skin on baby eggplants.  Halve lengthwise, then cut each halves into 1 cm. Leave them in a bowl of cold water.
  3. Cut chicken into pieces.  Chop onion and garlic.  Slice cup mushrooms. Separate shimeji into small pieces.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbs of olive oil and grill the chicken.  When it’s coloured, add garlic, ginger and onion and saute.
  5. Add mushrooms, and saute for few minutes.  Add curry powder, and cook for another few minutes.
  6. Drain the egg plants and add to the pan.  Pour sake, chicken stock and tomato into the pan, and bring to the gentle boil.  Reduce the heat, add a bay leaf and place the lid.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Season to taste.
  7. Divide the somen noodle into the serving bowls, and pour the curry over.  Serve while hot.

4 Comments on “Tomato Curry with Somen Noodle”

  1. 1 Megan said at 11:00 am on July 22nd, 2010:

    Hi Ume,
    Could you please tell me what kind of curry powder did you use for this recipe?

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 2:06 pm on July 22nd, 2010:

    Hi Megan,

    Umm.. I don’t remember the brand name :p
    But, it can be found at any super markets (eg: Coles, W/W ..) and is in orange/yellow color container.

  3. 3 Megan said at 3:36 pm on July 22nd, 2010:

    Thanks Ume
    I think I know which one it is. I want to make this tonight. It sounds yum!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 10:21 am on July 23rd, 2010:


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