Hawaiian Saimin Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Judy from Hawaii October 01, 2004

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