For the dressing: In a small bowl, combine the mirin
, olive oil, soy sauce
and vinegar and mix well.
For the salad: Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Drain
under cold water, then add a few dashes of sesame oil to keep them from sticking and set aside.
Heat a wok
over high heat and add the vegetable oil. Add the garlic and mushrooms and stir-fry
until the mushrooms begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes (adding a splash of water if necessary to facilitate cooking). Season with the light soy sauce and remove from the heat.
In a large serving bowl, add the noodles
, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes
and olives. Toss, and then pour the rice vinegar dressing over the salad. The dish is best kept refrigerated and served chilled.
When ready to serve, sprinkle with ground peanuts