Lobster and Mushroom Somen


Lobster and Mushroom Noodles – easy & delicious Japanese noodles with mushroom and lobster.


2 lobster claws
1 bundle somen
2 tablespoons Tsuyu or Soup Base, such as Mizkan Bonito-Flavored Soup Base, or to taste
1 1/2 cups water
oyster mushrooms
green onion, cut into small rings


1 Clean and boil the lobster claws for about 5 minutes in hot boiling water, until cooked. In a separate pot, boil the somen in boiling water until it is cooked, per the package instructions, usually for 4-5 minutes.
2 Rinse the lobsters with cold water, crack the shells, and remove the meat. Drain the noodles and place them in an ice water bath.
3 Add the tsuyu or soup base to the 1 1/2 cups water, stir to mix well.
4 Brush the lobster meat with some butter and grill for a couple of minutes, for extra flavors and aroma. Poached lobster can taste pretty bland and grilling with butter will bring out deeper flavors and a nice aroma.
5 Brush the mushrooms with some butter and grill for several minutes and remove. Drain the cold noodles and place it in two serving bowls.
6 Pour the soup base into the bowls and add the lobster meat and grilled mushroom on top. Garnish with some chopped green onions. Serve immediately.