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    Saimin Broth

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    2 hrs 5 mins

    5 mins

    2 hrs

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    • 1 cup dried shrimp
    • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
    • 1 piece fresh ginger
    • 1 sheet dried kelp (Konbu, about 4 inches in length)
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 teaspoon hawaiian sea salt (you can use coarse salt or kosher salt, start out with less salt if using kosher)
    • 1 teaspoon msg (Aji No Moto) (optional)


    1. 1
      Boil all ingredients except for salt and Aji No Moto (MSG).
    2. 2
      Lower heat and simmer covered for 2 hours.
    3. 3
      Add salt and Aji No Moto (MSG).
    4. 4
      Strain broth if desired.
    5. 5
      To serve add cooked saimin/ramen noodles and garnish as desired.
    6. 6
      (Fish cake, green onions, roasted pork slices, sliced spam a local favorite, or anything else you would like).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 18, 2011


      Even though I have not tried this recipe I can tell you that this is the way I was taught to prepare Saimin in 1959 when I was 10 and made it for the first time. Definately Hawaiian style and authentic. ps: Aji No Moto is "Accent", otherwise known as monosodium glutemate (msg). Which contrary to papular belief has an extreamly low incidence of dietary reaction. Actually less than Iodized salt.

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    • on September 21, 2006


      This made a good, flavorful broth that was nice with noodles. I left the mushrooms in when the broth was finished boiling, but pulled out the shrimp and ginger. Just a warning...when this is simmering the smell is pretty bad (sorry). Dried shrimp just has that certain "aroma." Other than that, I really liked this recipe. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Saimin Broth

    Serving Size: 1 (1914 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 6.6
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 7.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.2 g

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    dried shrimp

    fresh ginger

    dried kelp

    hawaiian sea salt

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