Asian Noodle Salad feat. Kikkoman

January 28, 2012

Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs are made fresh from specially baked, crustless bread. With an oblong shape, Panko crumbs are larger, crispier and lighter, so they coat without “packing” like regular bread crumbs, allowing foods to stay crispier longer. Unlike cornmeal breading or the traditional Italian bread crumb seasoning, Panko bread crumbs are delicate and crisp, which makes them the ideal choice for baked or fried foods. Try Panko, and see — and taste the difference. You’ll never go back to ordinary bread crumbs again!

Kikkoman also came out with their very own Ponzu or citrus seasoned soy sauce. To my knowledge, they are the only company to carry this latest Japanese flavoring on American supermarket shelves. Ponzu sauce is very similar to soy sauce but with a thinner and watery consistency. It has the perfect balance of salty, tangy and sweet to enhance a wide variety of dishes.

Fried Shrimp Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

Cold weather has caused me to stock up on heavy comfort foods this winter but I’ve been yearning for lighter dishes. The pairing of fried shrimp with chewy noodles in a crisp greens creates the perfect balance of a light and filling meal. The Panko bread crumbs create a light and crispy crust while keeping the shrimp juicy and flavorful. The combination of crunchy shredded carrots, bean sprouts, juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp greens, sweet mango, and chewy JapChae noodles is bursting with sweet and savory textures. The addition of ponzu sauce brings the balance of sweet and savory to another level.


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Kikkoman Ponzu
Check out the video tutorial on the recipe!

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Disclaimer: The Kikkoman Panko breadcrumbs were provided by Kikkoman on behalf of Foodbuzz. All photographs and video content are made by me. 


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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