Authentic Japanese Miso Soup Recipe (Miso Shiru)

miso soup

Que onda guey? It’s Mr. Wada on duty aqui. I’m not sure how much you know about Miso soup. You probably already know, it’s the soup that comes along with sushi or in meal sets at restaurants. You can buy instant miso soup sachets at the supermarket but in this post I would like to share an authentic Japanese Miso soup recipe.

Ingredients (for two servings)

– 30 grams of miso paste
– 500 ml of dashi soup (or the same amount of water mixed with dashi powder)

Toppings (optional)
– tofu (classic)
– wakame (seaweed)
– sliced onions (my favorite)
– chopped green onions
– eggs (goody)


Preparing an Authentic Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

1. Heat up the dashi soup.
2. Throw your toppings and let it cook a bit.
3. Turn the heat off, and add the miso paste.
4. Mix Miso with the soup well.

Since Miso is a fermented soy bean paste, it is NOT supposed to be cooked in high temperature, NOT to kill good bacteria or destroy the enzymes, etc., and not to lose its aroma.

Done. This is MSG-FREE natural Miso soup! Goody.

miso soup


How do you find it? It is full of UMAMI! Yummyyyyyyyy. Topping is all up to you. Find the best combinations for yourself and share it with us!

See you around!

Affordable Japanese Home Cooking at Shokudo


How you doin’? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. What do you think Japanese eat every day? Sushi? Tempura? Fujiyama? Harakiri? I am sorry but it’s a no. You may know authentic Japanese food but how about Japanese home cooking? I would like to share a franchised restaurant called Shokudo where you could find anywhere in Japan.

Japanese Home Cooking at Shokudo

Shokudo refers local informal restaurants but this Shokudo is just a company name. Each store of this Shokudo comes with its area name. One in our neighborhood is called Shinpo Shokudo (since it’s in the Shinpo area).

Japanese Home Cooking

Enter Shokudo

Huge classic rice cookers welcome you. Wow, rice must be goody.


Now what? Follow this chart. Basically pick dishes you would like and pay at the cashier. Oh don’t forget to return dishes when you are done (that’s etiquette in Japan).


Pick as you like. Japanese home cooking for reasonable prices.






Payment at the cashier. The cashier would ask if you would like rice/miso soup together.


Budget is 1,000 JPY-ish. This combination doesn’t look like a typical Japanese home cooking though, well I couldn’t resist.

Japanese Home Cooking

Other Shokudo-type Places

There are some other Shokudo-type restaurants. Here’s some reference. I like Yayoiken also that we can pick regular rice or brown rice. Otoya serves good stuff as well (but there isn’t one in Okayama).

Otoya (only in Japanese)


There has been less and less classic Shokudo lately, but its spirit remains in a different form, so we should cherish. (-v-)

See you around!

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