Sumo Stew, w Shrimp, Veggies, & Chicken Meatballs

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Sumo stew is a Japanese stew full of protein, vegetables and great Unami broth. Kombu is dried kelp and it is available in Asian markets and online.


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 lb
    ground chicken
  • 3 clove
  • 1 Tbsp
    miso paste
  • 4
    scallions chopped
  • 1/2
    inch piece of ginger

  • 8 oz
    shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    miso paste
  • 6 dash(es)
    chicken stock
  • 1
    6x5 inch piece of dried kombu
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 6 c
    chopped baby bok choy
  • 1 large
    carrot cut into thin rounds
  • 1 c
    bean sprouts sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 8 oz
    uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 c
    cilantro chopped
  • 8 oz
    rice noodles cooked according to pkg. directions
  • 6 large
    eggs boiled peeled and halved

How to Make Sumo Stew, w Shrimp, Veggies, & Chicken Meatballs


  1. For the meatballs
    place ginger, garlic, and scallions in food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Mix into the ground chicken with the miso. roll into balls and set aside.
  2. Heat some oil in a large pot. Saute the mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock and miso. Stir in the kombu and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer and simmer 10 minutes. Add the meatballs and carrots and cook another 10 minutes. Remove the kombu and discard.
  3. Stir in bok choy and bean sprouts and add the vinegar. Cook 3 more minutes. Add the shrimp and cook 3 more minutes.
  4. To serve place cooked noodles in bottom of bowl. Top with broth mixture then a half an egg and garnish with cilantro.

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About Sumo Stew, w Shrimp, Veggies, & Chicken Meatballs

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Japanese

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