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RECIPE: Japanese Chicken Noodle Soup With Udon

Today is National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, honoring a series of books that have been warming hearts for twenty years with their inspirational stories.

While some might use the day to feed the soul, we’re doing some traditional feeding with a twist on chicken noodle soup: Japanese chicken soup from Haru restaurant in New York City.

Udon is a thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine, typically served in hot chicken broth.

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RECIPE: CHICKEN UDON SOUP: JAPANESE CHICKEN
NOODLE SOUP

Ingredients For 4 Servings

  • 5-1/2 cups chicken stock (low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • 8 ounces boneless chicken breast, cut into slivers
  • 4 medium-sized shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 scallions, julienned into two-inch pieces
  • 4 handfuls baby or regular spinach, stems discarded
  • 1 package dried or frozen udon noodles
  • 1 tablespoon hot sesame oil
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    Preparation

    1. COMBINE the stock, soy sauce, and mirin in a medium saucepan over high heat, and bring to boil. Lower the heat and add the chicken and mushrooms. Simmer 4-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. In the meantime…

    2. BOIL the noodles per package instructions. Drain and split evenly between four bowls. Ladle the hot broth, chicken, and vegetables into each bowl.

    3. DRIZZLE some in sesame oil and garnish with scallions. Serve immediately.
     
     
     
     
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    [1] The Japanese version of chicken noodle soup (photo © Haru Sushi).


    [2] It’s easy to locate dried shiitake mushrooms if you can’t find fresh ones (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).


    [3] Instead of chicken, load the soup with seafood (photo © Asian Grocer [now closed]).

     
     

     
     
      

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