Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
A traditional Hawaiian noodle soup from Ono Recipes. Posted by request
- 1 lb fresh saimin noodles or 1 lb somen noodles or 1 lb other fine white-flour noodles
- 4 cups dashi
- 1 bunch spinach, chopped
- 4 ounces kamaboko, thinly sliced (Japanese fish cake)
- 8 ounces char siu pork, thinly sliced (Chinese roasted pork)
- 6 scallions, trimmed and chopped
- 2 beaten eggs (optional)
- shoyu (soy sauce)
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, add noodles and cook until tender but firm, about 3 minutes.
- Drain noodles and divide evenly between 4 large, deep soup bowls.
- While noodles cook, heat dashi over medium heat until simmering but not boiling, (stir in beaten eggs- optional).
- Evenly divide spinach between the bowls of noodles, then ladle about 1 cup dashi into each bowl.
- Garnish soup with slices of fish cake and pork.
- Scatter scallions on top and season with pepper.
- Serve with soy sauce.
This is a very nice - and authentic - saimin. Someone gave dh about 2 lbs of fresh saimin, but no instructions on how to prepare it. He went online to search for a recipe & found it - here on Zaar! We had all of the ingredients except the spinach. The recipe was easy to follow & resulted in a saimin enjoyed by the whole family. Thanks, Lorac!