Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup

Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup is a savory bowl of dashi broth cooked with thinly sliced beef.  Not only is this shirataki noodle recipe delicious, but also super easy to make and low carb and keto friendly!

The idea of this dish is inspired by the flavors of shabu shabu, but instead of the fondue style dipping of the meat and vegetables into a sauce, we took all the elements of it and turned it into one bowl of pure deliciousness.

It’s really a great option when you’re short on time and want something to satisfy those shabu shabu carvings!

Japanese beef shirataki noodle soup served in a white bowl being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

So if you love all things shabu shabu, you will appreciate this beef shirataki noodle soup recipe!

What is Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup?

This soup has a dashi based broth combined with ponzu, fresh grated ginger and garlic.  Topped with thinly sliced beef and your preferred vegetables.

What is dashi and how do I make it?

Dashi is a broth made from bonito flakes.  It gives food a savory umami flavor.

Dashi is very simple to make by just boiling bonito flakes (optionally kombu as well) in water and then straining the liquid for the dashi broth.  You can check out the step by step on making dashi here.

Japanese beef shirataki noodle soup served in a white bowl, side angle shot.

What kind of beef should I use to make this recipe?

We typically use thinly sliced shabu shabu style chuck or ribeye beef found at most Asian supermarkets.

You probably can request your local butcher to slice some up for you as well.  They should be around 1/8 inch thickness similar to deli meat.

Do you have any tips or tricks for making Japanese shirataki noodle soup?

  • Use Mizkan ponzu which has the best flavor.  They are available at many Asian markets.
  • If you prefer a bolder or lighter flavor, just adjust the ponzu amount.
  • If you’re short on time, you can use hondashi for a quick dashi broth
  • Make sure to use very thinly sliced beef typically used for shabby shabu.

Japanese beef shirataki noodle soup served in a white bowl being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Do you have any other shirataki noodle recipes I can try?

Now, let’s making this Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 5M
  • Total Time 10M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 1-2

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Shirataki Noodles
  • 1 Cup Dashi
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Inch of Ginger
  • 1 Garlic
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 lbs Thinly Sliced Beef (about 1/8″ thick for Shabu Shabu Chuck or Ribeye)
  • 1 tbsp Ponzu (More or Less Depending on Preference)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Make 1 cup of Dashi and leave on simmer.

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3) Meanwhile, prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and soaking the noodles in cold water.  Set aside in a bowl.

4) Thinly chop green onions and set aside.

5) Grate ginger and garlic with a grater and set aside.

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6) Slice beef into 1/2 inch width and set aside.

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7) Bring Dashi to a boil and add a pinch of salt.  Once boiling, add Shirataki Noodles and cook for 1-2 minutes.

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8) Next, add sliced beef into Dashi.  Cook for 30-45 seconds.  Note – this will cook the beef to be medium-rare.  If you prefer well-cooked meat, cook for about 2 minutes.

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9) Serve noodles and beef in a bowl.

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10) In a separate bowl, combine 3 tbsp of Dashi soup with 1 tbsp of Ponzu, mix in grated ginger and garlic and pour over noodles and beef.  Top with chopped green onions.  Enjoy hot/warm.  Note – you can adjust strengthen of soup by using more or less Ponzu.

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Japanese beef shirataki noodle soup served in a white bowl being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup

Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup is a savory bowl of dashi broth cooked with thinly sliced beef. Not only is this shirataki noodle recipe delicious, but also super easy to make and low carb and keto friendly!
4.88 from 8 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: shirataki noodle recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 336kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Shirataki Noodles
  • 1 Cup Dashi
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 lbs Beef about 1/8" thick for Shabu Shabu Chuck or Ribeye
  • 1 tbsp Ponzu More or Less Depending on Preference

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe (1)
  • Make 1 cup of Dashi and leave on simmer.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe
  • Meanwhile, prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and soaking the noodles in cold water. Set aside in a bowl.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe (20)
  • Thinly chop green onions and set aside.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe (5)
  • Grate ginger and garlic with a grater and set aside.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe (21)
  • Slice beef into 1/2 inch width and set aside.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe (8)
  • Bring Dashi to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Once boiling, add Shirataki Noodles and cook for 1-2 minutes.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe (22)
  • Next, add sliced beef into Dashi. Cook for 30-45 seconds. Note - this will cook the beef to be medium-rare. If you prefer well-cooked meat, cook for about 2 minutes.
    Japanese Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup Recipe (23)
  • Serve noodles and beef in a bowl.
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  • In a separate bowl, combine 3 tbsp of Dashi soup with 1 tbsp of Ponzu, mix in grated ginger and garlic and pour over noodles and beef. Top with chopped green onions. Enjoy hot/warm. Note - you can adjust strengthen of soup by using more or less Ponzu.
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Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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4 Comments

  1. I made this soup last week and my husband and I both liked it. I did substitute top sirloin steak for the shabu shabu beef. I’m not even sure what that is. Well, one comment my husband made was the meat was plain and not flavorful; and I agreed! So I should have used the exact meat you call for in the recipe. Where can I find this Shabu Shabu beef? Can I ask for it from a grocery store that has butchers? Or do I need to go to a Japanese market? Thank you for your input.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Carri! Shabu shabu meat is just really thinly sliced meat (like deli meat) usually cut from ribeye or chuck. If the beef didn’t have enough flavor, I would say the beef was probably too thick. Since all the flavors are coming from the soup, it’s important the beef slices are thin enough to infuse the flavors in a short amount of time.

      You can find this kind of meat at a Japanese supermarket, or sometimes Korean supermarkets. If you don’t have any close to where you live, you can just ask the butcher to cut some for you. Hope that helps!

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