Yakamein (New Orleans-Style Noodle Soup)

Yakamein (New Orleans-Style Noodle Soup)

Background and History

Discover the heart and soul of New Orleans cuisine with Yakamein, a flavorful noodle soup that fuses Asian and Creole influences. Originally known as “Old Sober,” this comforting dish is steeped in the rich cultural tapestry of the Crescent City, offering a unique culinary experience that warms both body and spirit.


8 oz beef, thinly sliced

8 cups beef broth

2 cups cooked spaghetti or egg noodles

1 cup green onions, chopped

1 cup celery, diced

1 cup bell peppers, diced

1 cup carrots, thinly sliced

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Creole or Cajun seasoning

Hard-boiled eggs (optional, for serving)

Hot sauce (optional, for serving)




Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Sear Beef

In a pot, sear thinly sliced beef until browned. Remove and set aside.

Prepare Vegetables

In the same pot, sauté green onions, celery, bell peppers, and carrots until tender.

Add Broth and Seasoning

Pour in beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and Creole or Cajun seasoning. Bring to a simmer.

Cook Noodles

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti or egg noodles separately according to package instructions.

Assemble Soup

Add the cooked beef to the simmering broth. Let it cook for a few minutes until the flavors meld.


Place a portion of cooked noodles in each bowl, ladle the soup over them, and garnish with green onions. Optionally, add sliced hard-boiled eggs and a dash of hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 350

Protein: 25g

Fat: 10g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fiber: 4g


Customize the spice level by adjusting Creole or Cajun seasoning.

Feel free to experiment with different noodle types for a unique twist.

Allergy Warning

Check for specific dietary restrictions and adjust ingredients accordingly.

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