Fish Sausage Noppe'i Soup with Plenty of Root Veggies

Fish Sausage Noppe'i Soup with Plenty of Root Veggies

Noppe'i soup is a regional specialty of Niigata. As a substitute for salmon or kamaboko fish cakes, this recipe uses fish sausage for an easy and speedy dish.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Fish sausage
Satoimo (taro root)
1 large (80 g)
Lotus root
70 g
1/3 (40 g)
Burdock root
1/4 (30 g)
Dried shiitake mushrooms
1 cup (200 ml)
● Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
● Sake
1 tablespoon
● Mirin
1 tablespoon
● Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Katakuriko slurry
1 tablespoon water + 2 teaspoons katakuriko
Green vegetable to garnish (snow peas, edamame, mitsuba, etc.)
to taste


1. Peel the vegetables, and roughly chop into bite-sized pieces. Soak the dried shiitake mushrooms in 100 ml of lukewarm water to reconstitute, then chop these into bite-sized pieces as well.
2. Put the water and shiitake soaking liquid in a sauce pan, add the ● ingredients and vegetables, then heat (as I prefer lotus root on the firm side, I add it later).
3. When the vegetables become tender, add the sausage cut into bite-sized pieces.
4. Thicken the soup with the katakuriko slurry, then it's done. Add green vegetables to garnish. I sprinkled parboiled edamame.

Story Behind this Recipe

This noppe'i stew (soup) is a regional dish from Niigata prefecture that typically has salmon, but I substituted it with fish sausage. It's a super easy dish!