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Saimin

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Try this Hawaiian favorite for dinner tonight

This soup, popular in Hawaii, owes its heritage to a variety of Asian cultures including China, Japan, and the Philippines. Similar to ramen, it is a noodle soup, but this soup is made distinctly Hawaiian by the inclusion of the much beloved Spam.

6
Servings
736
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 24 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 packages dried Japanese soba noodles
  • 6 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12 Ounces luncheon meat, such as SPAM
  • 3 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 3 bok choy, chopped
  • 1 Cup green onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs, lightly poached
  • 6 slices of Naruto for garnish

Directions

Combine the water and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the soba noodles and boil for about 5 minutes, or until cooked al dente. Strain the noodles, and set aside.

Add the chicken broth and ginger to the large pot, and bring to a simmer. Then, reduce the heat to low, and add the soy sauce, sliced spam, carrots, bok choy, and green onions. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until cooked to your preference. Ladle the soup into 6 bowls, evenly distributing the toppings.

Add a poached egg to each bowl, and garnish with the Naruto slices. Serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving736
Total Fat20g31%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated6g30%
Cholesterol305mg100%
Protein39g78%
Carbs99g33%
Vitamin A372µg41%
Vitamin B121µg18%
Vitamin B61mg47.8%
Vitamin C58mg97%
Vitamin D2µgN/A
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K89µg100%
Calcium235mg24%
Fiber6g26%
Folate (food)175µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)562µg100%
Folic acid228µgN/A
Iron7mg41%
Magnesium129mg32%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)16mg82%
Phosphorus549mg78%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium1306mg37%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg65%
Sodium3269mg100%
Thiamin (B1)2mg100%
Zinc5mg33%