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How to Cook Eel Noodle Soup

Eel noodle soup is a delectable dish that combines the delicate flavors of eel with savory broth and comforting noodles. This popular dish is enjoyed in many Asian cuisines, particularly in Japan and China. In this recipe, we will guide you through the process of creating a delicious and flavorful eel noodle soup right in your own kitchen. So, let's get started!


- 500g fresh eel fillets

- 400g fresh noodles (such as udon or ramen)

- 1 liter chicken or vegetable broth

- 2 cups water

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 small onion, diced

- 2 tablespoons soy sauce

- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

- 1 teaspoon sesame oil

- 1 teaspoon grated ginger

- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Optional garnishes: chopped green onions, cilantro, chili flakes


1. Prepare the eel:

   - Rinse the eel fillets thoroughly under cold water.

   - Pat them dry with a paper towel and cut them into bite-sized pieces.

2. Marinate the eel:

   - In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

   - Place the eel pieces in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them.

   - Gently toss the eel to ensure all pieces are coated evenly.

   - Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

3. Prepare the broth:

   - In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.

   - Add the diced onions and sauté until they turn translucent and slightly golden.

   - Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and water.

   - Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes to develop the flavors.

4. Cook the eel:

   - While the broth is simmering, remove the eel from the marinade and discard the excess liquid.

   - Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of vegetable oil.

   - Add the eel pieces to the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are lightly browned and cooked through.

   - Remove the cooked eel from the pan and set it aside.

5. Cook the noodles:

   - In a separate pot, cook the fresh noodles according to the package instructions.

   - Drain the noodles and rinse them under cold water to prevent them from sticking together.

6. Assemble the eel noodle soup:

   - Divide the cooked noodles among serving bowls.

   - Ladle the hot broth over the noodles, ensuring each bowl has an equal amount.

   - Place a few pieces of cooked eel on top of the noodles and broth.

7. Garnish and serve:

   - Sprinkle chopped green onions, cilantro, and chili flakes on top of the soup for added flavor and visual appeal.

   - Serve the eel noodle soup immediately while it's still hot and enjoy the delicious combination of flavors.


- Fresh eel can sometimes be challenging to find, so you can also use frozen eel fillets if necessary. Just make sure to thaw them thoroughly before marinating and cooking.

- Feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. You can add more soy sauce or spices for a bolder flavor.

- For a healthier option, you can use whole wheat or gluten-free noodles instead of regular ones.

- If you prefer a spicier soup, you can add a few drops of chili oil or Sriracha sauce to the broth while simmering.

Eel noodle soup is a delightful dish that brings together the tender texture of eel, savory broth, and satisfying noodles. With the help of this recipe, you can now recreate this delicious and flavorful meal in your own kitchen. Whether you're a fan of Asian cuisine or simply looking to try something new, eel noodle soup is a must-try dish that will undoubtedly impress your taste buds. So, gather the ingredients, follow the steps, and enjoy a comforting bowl of eel noodle soup today!