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Noodle Soup in Japanese Style

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Every culture has its convenience foods. Having just returned from Japan, I’d like to share a Japanese quick meal, a simple noodle soup, using just a few ingredients from an Asian grocery. This main dish soup should take less than 15 minutes of total time to prep and cook.
  Japanese soup base 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Tsuyu / Memmi)
  Somen noodles 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Toppings 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Assorted)

A Japanese soup base like tsuyu or memmi is a great shortcut to preparing the broth. All you do is add water and heat. Look for packaging with directions in English. While the soup base is simmering, start on the somen noodles.

Somen is a very thin, flour-based noodle. The noodles are bundled in individual servings. Somen will cook in 2 ½ minutes.

When the noodles are done, drain and put into individual soups bowls. Ladle the soup broth over the noodles and arrange the toppings.

For toppings, you can use kamaboko (Japanese fish cake found in the refrigerated case of Asian supermarkets), strips of nori (seaweed) and sliced green onion. Or you can improvise with whatever you have on – ham strips, thinly-sliced pork, cubes of tofu, steamed bok choi or spinach, or omelet cut into strips.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Soup, Noodle
Everyday, Quick
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Convenience food is a necessity in every culture after all and here is a quick Japanese recipe. Chef David Hu shows in quick and easy steps how to make noodle soup in Japanese style with Somen noodles. Quick and tasty meal!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 902 Calories from Fat 37

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.9%

Saturated Fat 0.14 g0.69%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 5578.3 mg232.4%

Total Carbohydrates 199 g66.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.6%

Sugars 98.8 g

Protein 14 g27.2%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 10.5% Iron 8.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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