“A simple lazy day soup. I broke the instructions into steps but you can pretty much dump everything into the pot from the beginning once the water starts to boil (except for the veggies, unless you don't mind them getting overcooked). I think next time I may add some konyaku (not the noodle type) and maybe garnish with some sliced pink and white fishcake and chopped green onion. I normally eat this as a one dish meal but it may also be eaten as a side dish. It's been suggested by a friend to forget the pepper and chilli flakes and just toss in some kimchee to flavor :)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart water (chicken or vegetable broth should work fine too)
  • 1 lb pork shumai (frozen jumbo pack, Ajinomoto brand)
  • 1 bunch bok choy, cut in 2-3 pieces (spinach or similar vegetable)
  • 14 ounces medium firm tofu (1 block)
  • 1 (1/3 ounce) packetkatsuo dashi no moto bouillon (this is a powder)
  • 1 ounce bonito flakes (dried shaved bonito, comes in five 1oz packettes per package)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon Kikkoman soy sauce (to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon chili flakes (to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
  • 14 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)


  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add seasonings.
  3. Add shumai and tofu. Bring to boil again.
  4. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Add vegetable. Continue simmering until vegetables are just tender.
  6. Enjoy :).

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