As comforting and savory as there ever was, Somen Noodle Soup has quickly become a beloved go-to dish all across the globe. Originating in Japan, this unsuspecting soup offers a delectable fusion of flavors that tantalize the taste buds and warm the stomach. Filled with an array of fragrant herbs, noodles, and savory broth, this dish is sure to please any pallet.


  • 300g somen noodles
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 2 bunches bok choy, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 800ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the bok choy and carrots and stir-fry for a few minutes until starting to soften.
  4. Pour in the stock, soy sauce and sesame oil. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the somen noodles to the soup and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Garnish with the green onions and serve hot with extra soy sauce if desired.

Part of what makes Somen Noodle Soup such an irresistible dish is the incredible combination of flavors and textures. In just one spoonful you’ll find the silky smoothness of the noodles, the crunch of the vegetables, and a rich savory broth. This classic Japanese soup has a unique way of connecting aromatic spices, plump noodles, and fresh veggies in one simple yet highly flavorful experience.

If you are looking for something to liven up your regular meal plan, Somen Noodle Soup is certainly worth a try. With its mix of classic flavors and exciting textures, this dish is more than deserving of a place on your regular rotation. And don’t be afraid to get creative with the ingredients – add your favorite vegetables, spices, or noodles to put your own spin on this classic.