Vegetable Champon

Champon is Nagasaki’s most popular noodle soup, loved for its broth made with pig and chicken bones, thick noodles, and various meat, seafood, and vegetable toppings. This is a simpler and lighter version made with a mix of dashi and chicken broth, and topped with vegetables and crab sticks.

What is Champon?

Champon (ちゃんぽん), or chanpon, is a noodle soup local to the region of Nagasaki, Japan – although different versions can also be found in China and Korea. The dish is based on Hokkien cuisine which hails from Southeastern region of China. It was first served at Shikairō, a Chinese restaurant in Nagasaki, as a way to feed something filling and cheap to Chinese students living in Japan.


Dashi Broth Stock Cube Sake Mirin Soy Sauce Egg Noodles Wood Ear Mushrooms Cabbage Carrots Bean Sprouts


Let mushrooms rehydrate. Put all the ingredients for the broth in a pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the wood ear mushrooms and vegetable toppings and boil. Cook noodles.  Combine and enjoy!






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