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How to Cook Yakamein

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Serena Styles is a Colorado-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and food. Speaking three languages and working on a fourth, Styles is pursuing a Bachelor's in Linguistics and preparing to travel the world. When Styles isn't writing, she can be found hiking, cooking or working as a certified nutritionist.
How to Cook Yakamein
A bowl of yakamein on a bamboo mat with chopsticks. Photo Credit fazeful/iStock/Getty Images

Yakamein, or yaka mein, is a soup commonly served in Chinese and Creole restaurants throughout New Orleans. The soup typically consists of beef broth, pork, spaghetti noodles and hard-boiled eggs. Its flavor is soft and is well complemented by a garnish of green onions. The ingredients for yakamein are readily available at your local grocer for a relatively low price. You will need approximately 45 minutes to cook yakamein. This recipe serves four.

Step 1

Combine the beef bouillon and water in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 2

Add the pork, spaghetti noodles and soy sauce to the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the noodles are cooked.

Step 3

Remove the soup from the heat and season with garlic salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Step 4

Ladle equal amounts of the soup into four serving bowls and garnish with two hard-boiled egg halves and equal amounts of green onions. Serve the yakamein while hot.

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