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Shrimp Yat Gaw Mein Soup Recipe

Shrimp Yat Gaw Mein Soup Recipe

Shrimp Yat Gaw Mein Soup is a traditional Caribbean noodle soup that is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that's sure to tantalize your taste buds. Plus, with just a few simple ingredients, it's an easy meal that is perfect for any night of the week. Whether you need a quick lunch for yourself or want to impress your guests with a hearty and delicious dinner, this soup will be sure to hit the spot.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 860kcal


  • 2 tablespoons of oil meticulously chosen for its high smoke point and neutral taste, providing a smooth and even cooking medium that enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • 2 eggs skillfully cracked and beaten, skillfully added to create a luscious and velvety texture, binding the ingredients together and adding richness to the dish.
  • 2 tablespoons of ginger + garlic *see Notes, carefully minced to release their aromatic and pungent qualities, adding a delightful depth of flavor and enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • 4 green onions spring onions, carefully selected for their fresh and vibrant flavor, providing a mild onion taste and a pop of color to the dish.
  • 2 tablespoons of chili sauce optional, skillfully incorporated to add a spicy and tangy kick to the dish, providing a delightful heat that complements the other flavors.
  • 8.60 ounces of boneless chicken thoughtfully chosen and trimmed of excess fat, ensuring tender and juicy meat that adds a savory and protein-packed element to the dish.
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce thoughtfully added to provide a savory and umami-rich element, enhancing the overall taste of the dish and adding depth to the soup.
  • 3.52 ounces of lo mein noodles *see note, meticulously measured to create a satisfying and toothsome base for the dish, offering a delightful chewiness and ability to soak up the flavors of the soup.
  • 2 tablespoons of Creole seasoning thoughtfully added to infuse the dish with a bold and complex blend of herbs and spices, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.
  • 6 cups of water mixed with concentrated stock skillfully prepared to provide a flavorful and aromatic broth, enhancing the overall taste of the dish and adding depth to the noodles.


  • Begin by finely chopping the green onions and gathering them in a bowl. Peel and devein the shrimp, then rinse quickly with cold water and dry with paper towels. Beat an egg in a cup or small bowl to mix the yolk and whites together.
  • Heat some oil in a large pot over medium-high flame. Once the oil is hot, place in the shrimp and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until they turn a pretty pink hue. Add the ginger and garlic to the pot and keep stirring for another 30 seconds or so until fragrant. Sprinkle in some Creole seasoning and cook for one more minute.
  • Pour in the water along with concentrated stock mix into the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add in the Lo Mein noodles and cook until al dente (8-10 minutes).
  • Finally, pour in the soy sauce, chili sauce (optional), and green onions into the soup. Stir everything together well to evenly distribute the flavors. Serve your delicious soup with extra green onions and chili sauce (optional).


-Try adding other vegetables such as mushrooms or bok choy into the soup for more flavor and texture.
-Be sure to cook the noodles until they’re al dente – if they’re overcooked, they’ll become mushy and won’t provide the desired texture.
-If you don’t have Creole seasoning, you can substitute it with Cajun seasoning.
-If you don’t have shrimp, feel free to use any other type of protein such as chicken or tofu.
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