Yakamein is a delicious and nourishing soup that is a blend of Chinese and New Orleans cuisine. There are numerous variations of the soup’s name including, but not limited to: yaka mein, ya ka mein, and yet gaw mein. Originated in New Orleans, yakamein soup is also known as “Old Sober” for its hangover curative qualities.
While there are different versions, yakamein is generally made with well seasoned beef broth, beef, spaghetti or noodle, hard boiled egg, green onion, and Cajun or Creole seasoning. Chicken, pork, and shrimp may also be used. It is served with soy sauce, hot sauce, or even ketchup as condiments.
The version I’m sharing has noodles, Chinese roast red pork, hard boiled egg, and bok choy in a flavorful broth. It is hearty, satisfying, and warms you up from the inside out!
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