Saimin

Homemade Saimin Recipe

A delicious homemade saimin with a light ginger broth and soba noodles. Just add your favorite vegetables and meat. Enjoy!

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Saimin Recipe
Cuisine: Japanese Local Style
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • Toppings:
  • 1 small precooked roast pork, sliced or chopped
  • 1 block kamaboko, sliced or slivered
  • Noodles:
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 package (8 oz.) dried Japanese soba noodles
  • Broth
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 small bunch bok choy, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 eggs, fried and sliced
  • 3 stalks green onions, chopped
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Toppings: Prepare toppings and set aside.
  2. Noodles: In a large pot, add 4 quarts water, salt and bring to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook 4 to 6 minutes (don't over cook). Drain and rinse noodles under warm water. Drain again.
  3. Broth: In another large pot, bring chicken broth, ginger and bok choy just to a boil. Reduce to low and add soy sauce. Simmer until bok choy is tender. Then add in roast pork and kamaboko. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. In a saimin bowl, add soba noodles and spoon broth topping mixture over noodles. Top with fried egg slices, green onions and pepper to taste.
Notes
You can add in your favorite toppings: spam, char siu, cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, etc. Enjoy!

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