Hawaiian Saimin Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lorac

A traditional Hawaiian noodle soup from Ono Recipes. Posted by request

Top Review by Judy from Hawaii

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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
  • pepper
  • 2 beaten eggs (optional)
  • shoyu (soy sauce)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, add noodles and cook until tender but firm, about 3 minutes.
  2. Drain noodles and divide evenly between 4 large, deep soup bowls.
  3. While noodles cook, heat dashi over medium heat until simmering but not boiling, (stir in beaten eggs- optional).
  4. Evenly divide spinach between the bowls of noodles, then ladle about 1 cup dashi into each bowl.
  5. Garnish soup with slices of fish cake and pork.
  6. Scatter scallions on top and season with pepper.
  7. Serve with soy sauce.

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