My Father's Kashiwa Soup

My Father's Kashiwa Soup

This is a clear soup with chicken and Chinese chives. "Kashiwa" means a mother hen or old chicken, but I used regular young chicken for this.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thigh meat
100 g
Chinese chives
1/2 bunch
300 to 400 ml
Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon (4 g)
Soy sauce
about 1/2 tablespoon
about 1/3 teaspoon


1. Slice the excess fat off the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces. Chop the chives up into 3 to 4 cm wide pieces.
2. Add the ingredients from Step 1, as well as the water and dashi stock granules to a pan. Bring to a boil, skim off the scum, season with salt and soy sauce and it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

My father hardly ever cooked, but he did make this quite often for me (although it was probably because he wanted to have some himself). It's simple and delilcious.