A delightfully simple Japanese soup that warms and nourishes your whole being! Who knew such flavor could be so easy to create!
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 2-4
Dry weight: 3-4 ounce thin, rice noodles, cook as directed
3 cups water
1/8 cup bonito flakes (or 1 tablespoon fish sauce). This can be left out if vegetarian.
1⁄4 cup tamari
1⁄4 cup Mirin
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1⁄4 cup sliced bamboo shoot
Optional 1⁄4 cup sliced water chestnuts
Optional 1⁄2 to 1 tablespoon grated ginger
Optional 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red chili
1/8 cup chopped green onion
Soak the rice noodles (or cook as directed), strain and set aside.
Mix all of the rest of the ingredients, except green onion, together and simmer for 10 minutes.
Put the noodles into separate bowls, pour the broth over the top; top the soup with green onions and serve hot with chopsticks!