Authentic Japanese Scallop Soup with Ramen Noodles


This easy scallop soup was adapted from an authentic Japanese recipe. Look for dashi powder in a Japanese grocery store or order it online.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (3 ounce) package instant ramen noodles (exclude seasoning packet)

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 1 ⅓ teaspoons dashi broth powder

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • 5 shiitake mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 8 scallops


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add ramen and cook, breaking up noodles as they soften, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Divide noodles between two soup bowls.

  2. While the ramen is cooking, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a separate pot. Stir in soy sauce, mirin, dashi powder, and rice vinegar. Reduce the heat to low and add mushrooms, green onions, and ginger; simmer until mushrooms are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover to keep warm.

  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops and cook until opaque in the middle and golden brown on the edges, about 2 minutes per side.

  4. Pour 1/2 of the hot stock into each bowl over ramen, then top with scallops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1446mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 549mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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