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Try this recipe after reading Plenty Saimin by Feng Feng Hutchins

What You Need:

Ingredients for Broth:

  • 1 packet Dashi (Hon Dashi bonito soup stock)

  • 2 quarts Chicken broth

  • Shoyu to taste

Saimin Ingredients:

  • Saimin noodles (fresh or frozen)

  • *Kamaboko, Eggs, Cabbage, Green Onions, Char Sui, Spam (*optional items)

What To Do:

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil, then add the dashi and shoyu.

  2. Cover and simmer on low until the noodles are ready.

  3. Prepare the saimin noodles according to the package instructions.

  4. Have your child add the ingredients of her choice into the saimin.

  5. Serve and read Plenty Saimin as your child enjoys her meal.