Shrimp and Fish Balls Noodle Soup
A quick and easy lunch or dinner, egg noodles topped with frozen fish balls, shrimps, bok choy and scallions are served in dashi. Shrimp and fish balls noodle soup is a marriage of Chinese and Japanese cuisines.
- Heat the dashi in a pot.
- When the dashi boils, drop in the fish balls. Cook for five minutes.
- Drop the shrimps into the broth. Cook for two minutes.
- Scoop out the fish balls and shrimps. Keep the broth simmering.
- Into the simmering broth, add the bok choy. Cook for five minutes and scoop out.
- Taste the broth. Add fish sauce if it has turned bland.
- Divide the noodles, fish balls, shrimps and bok choy among four bowls.
- Ladle in hot broth.
- Top the shrimp and fish balls noodle soup with sliced scallions before serving.
I’m using the term “fish balls” here in a loose sense. In Asian groceries, you can find fish balls (seafood balls, to be more precise) in so many flavors. Lobster balls and cuttlefish balls were used here. You may opt for shrimp balls, squid balls or basic fish balls.
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