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Chicken Noodle Choi Sum
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  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch wide slices.
  • 1 lb fresh saimin noodles
  • 1 lb choi sum, washed, cut into 2 inch long pieces
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix sake, mirin, soy sauce, garlic and chili pepper flakes. Add chicken and marinate for one hour.
  2. Cook saimin noodles in a large pot of salted water. Throw in the chopped choi sum for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large stock pot, heat chicken broth, soy sauce, and white pepper.
  4. In a hot wok or frying pan, heat sesame oil. Heat reserved marinade for 15 minutes until boiling before adding chicken. Reduce sauce until chicken is dark and glossy. Remove from heat.
  5. Place noodles in a bowl, pour heated stock over noodles and top with pieces of chicken.


  • Black pepper may be substituted for white pepper.
  • Marinade used to soak raw meats should not be re-used in recipes UNLESS it has been reheated to a boiling point. After marinade reaches a boiling point, it is relatively safe to add the marinade to other foods.

Recipe makes : 4 servings
Serving size : 3 cups
Calories (kcal): 440
Protein (g): 26
Carbohydrate (g): 62
Total Dietary Fiber (g): 5
Total Fat (g): 6
Saturated Fat (g): 1
Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2
Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
Cholesterol (mg): 24
Vitamin A (RE): 448
Vitamin E (alpha-TE): 2
Vitamin C (mg): 36
Thiamin (mg): 0
Riboflavin (mg): 0
Niacin (mg): 9
Folate (mcg): 138
Vitamin B-6 (mg): 0
Vitamin B-12 (mcg): 0
Calcium (mg): 137
Iron (mg): 4
Magnesium (mg): 42
Phosphorus (mg): 286
Zinc (mg): 2
Potassium (mg): 688
Sodium (mg): 2407

Source: Healthy Living Hawai‘i Recipes; a collaborative project of Department of Health, State of Hawaii and University of Hawai‘i, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource