• Serves

    serves 4

This Hawaiian-style soup—a melding of Japanese and Chinese ingredients—is island comfort food. Any good Asian market should have all the ingredients called for in this recipe.


  • 1 lb. fresh saimin noodles
  • 4 cups dashi (Japanese soup stock)
  • 4 oz. kamaboko (fish cake), thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. char sui (Chinese roasted pork), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 6 green onions, cleaned and chopped
  • Soy sauce, optional


Step 1

Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain noodles and divide among four soup bowls.

Step 2

While noodles cook, heat dashi over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Pour dashi over noodles.

Step 3

Garnish soup with fish cake, pork, spinach, and onions, dividing ingredients evenly among bowls. Serve with soy sauce if desired.