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Japanese miso soup in a white bowl with spoon.
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4.56 from 9 votes

japanese miso soup

You can make delicious miso soup in 10 minutes flat. Hon-dashi makes it easy.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: miso soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 53kcal
Author: romain | glebekitchen


  • 5 cups water
  • 2 1/2 tsp hon-dashi - instant dashi powder
  • 5 Tbsp shiro miso - you can use Aka (red) miso if you want a stronger taste.
  • 2 oz extra firm tofu - diced
  • pinch dried wakame
  • green onion - sliced, for garnish


  • If you are adding wakame, bring a small amount of water to boil. Add a pinch of dried wakame. You won't believe how much it expands. It's crazy. Strain it, slice it up and set it aside. Discard the water.
  • Add the hon-dashi to 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Let boil for a minute or two.
  • Remove the pot from the heat. Put the miso in a small mesh strainer. Now lower it into the broth but keep the top above the surface. Use some chopsticks to stir the miso, pushing it through the strainer. No lumps!
  • Add the diced tofu and reconstituted wakame if using.
  • Garnish with sliced green onion. Serve. Enjoy.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1115mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.7mg