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Hawaiian Saimin Soup

This Hawaiian comfort food is a favorite of the locals and can be found in many eateries around the islands.

Hemingway Daiquiri


Basic Saimin

· 16 cups water (4 quarts)

· 1 tablespoon salt

· 1 (8 ounce) package dried Japanese soba noodles

· 4 cups chicken broth

· 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

. 2tablespoons soy sauce


1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add water and salt; bring to a boil. Add soba noodles and boil 4 to 6 minutes until al dente. Remove from heat, drain, and rinse under warm, running water.

2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add chicken broth and ginger; bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Add soy sauce and your favorite toppings; simmer for 5 minutes longer or until toppings are cooked. Remove from heat.

3. Place cooked soba noodles in a large soup bowl; spoon broth mixture (with toppings) over the top and serve.

Suggested Toppings:

· Spam, sliced

· baked ham slices

· roast pork, slices

· carrot, sliced

· green cabbage, shredded

· bok choy, chopped

· mushroom, sliced

· green peas

· egg, Scrambled or fried

· green onions or scallion, sliced

· cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined


Source: “Hawaiian Saimin Soup”. Recipe. N.p. Web. Sept 2022.


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