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Saimin Broth

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2hrs 5mins
8 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup dried shrimp
  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 piece fresh ginger
  • 1 sheet dried kelp (Konbu, about 4 inches in length)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon hawaiian sea salt (you can use coarse salt or kosher salt, start out with less salt if using kosher)
  • 1 teaspoon msg (Aji No Moto) (optional)


  1. Boil all ingredients except for salt and Aji No Moto (MSG).
  2. Lower heat and simmer covered for 2 hours.
  3. Add salt and Aji No Moto (MSG).
  4. Strain broth if desired.
  5. To serve add cooked saimin/ramen noodles and garnish as desired.
  6. (Fish cake, green onions, roasted pork slices, sliced spam a local favorite, or anything else you would like).

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