Saimin

Try this Hawaiian favorite for dinner tonight
Saimin

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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
1174
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
168g
100%
Protein
45g
98%
Vitamin A, RAE
1056µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
20µg
22%
Calcium, Ca
704mg
70%
Choline, total
85mg
20%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
17g
68%
Folate, total
379µg
95%
Iron, Fe
49mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
234mg
73%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
28mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
764mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
58µg
100%
Sodium, Na
3682mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
837g
31%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%