Japanese Soups

If you've ever been to a Japanese restaurant, you're probably at least somewhat familiar with some of the country's more popular soups. Try these recipes for miso, egg drop, clam, fish, or vegetarian Japanese soups.

See Popular Japanese Soups Recipes

Miso Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Soup is served with most meals in Japan. Simple, subtly flavored, and satisfying, clear dashi-base broths* or soups thickened with miso, a fermented bean paste, top the list of favorites.

Total: 15 mins

Oyako Donburi (Parent-Child Bowl)

Better Homes and Gardens

Oya means "parent" and ko means "child." Donburi means "large bowl," the fanciful name for this chicken-and-egg dish is a humorous play on the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg. This classic one-bowl meal is simply a chicken omelet, poached in a broth seasoned with sugar and salty soy sauce and served on rice.

Total: 20 mins

Warm Soba with Pork, Shrimp and Cabbage

Food & Wine

This soup is packed with shrimp, pork, mushrooms, noodles, and cabbage, so it's a terrific one-bowl meal. Grace Parisi delicately seasons the broth with store-bought dashi, a Japanese stock made from dried bonito (tuna) flakes.

Total: 30 mins

Miso Noodle Soup with Edamame

Vegetarian Times

30 MINUTES OR LESS. Start with the smaller amount of the miso, and add more as needed, dissolving extra spoonfuls in hot soup liquid. If you have both dark and light misos on hand, use half of each for a more complex flavor. Bean thread noodles are readily available in many supermarkets. If fresh edamame are already cooked, add them to the soup at the last minute. This serves 3 as a main course, but 6 as an appetizer.

Japanese Cabbage Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Teriyaki Beef Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

For an even faster meal, cut up the beef and vegetables for this soup the evening before cooking the soup.

Total: 30 mins

Miso Mushroom Soup

Fine Cooking Magazine

You can make miso soup with any type of miso, but we prefer darker types for their richer, more savory flavor.

Total: 30 mins

Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

EatingWell

Here's the quintessence of Japanese home cooking: an aromatic, protein-rich broth served over rice. Admittedly, Japanese cooking leans heavily on sugar - for a less traditional taste, you could reduce or even omit the sugar.

Total: 20 mins

Teriyaki Beef-Noodle Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Asian Pork Soup

Diabetic Living

A little dry sherry adds a nice flavor note to this Asian-inspired soup recipe.

Total: 20 mins

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Low in calories and fat, this chicken and snow pea soup recipe is diet friendly for lunch or dinner.

Teriyaki Beef Soup

Diabetic Living

Teriyaki sauce and ginger add Asian flavor to this beef, rice, and vegetable soup. It's a filling meal for under 200 calories.

Total: 30 mins

28 Days of Slow Cooking: Teriyaki Beef-Noodle Soup

Beginning a meal with a steaming bowl of soup is an important part of many Asian cuisines. And then there are soups that are meals in themselves, from Vietnamese pho to Japanese udon. This Teriyaki Beef-Noodle Soup is definitely in the latter category, combining the best of Japanese and Chinese flavors (as well as hearty meat, vegetables and a delicate Chinese noodles), while giving you shortcuts to make prep simple.

Teriyaki Beef Soup: Make the Takeout

We love Asian takeout, with Teriyaki Beef Soup at the top of the list. But can anyone make it as good as the pros? Well, yes.

Easy Healthy Egg Drop Soup Recipes

You may think of easy, healthy egg drop soup as a part of the standard Chinese take-out menu, but this hearty broth is something Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Austrian chefs also make, albeit their own versions. When you discover how easy it is to whip up a batch of delicious egg drop soup -- super healthy, since it is so low in calories -- you begin to understand why it's so popular. A simple broth and a few key ingredients are topped off by pouring a stream of beaten eggs into boiling broth.

Fabulous Fungi! 6 Marvelous Mushroom Soups

Mushroom soup was made for winter. Cold nights beg for dinners that are warm, satisfying and earthy. With many greens out of season, mushrooms are the perfect way to enjoy the produce of cooler weather, and soup showcases their delicate flavors perfectly.

Cooking (& Savoring) Winter Squash: 7 Things You Didn't Know

If you stumbled across this page hoping to learn the rules of an obscure racquet game, you're out of luck. But if you're hoping to figure out just what to do with those funny shaped, seemingly impenetrable squashes that start showing up at markets this time of year, game on! Aside from Halloween pumpkins, many of us don't even know how to cut into a squash, let alone what to do with it once it's open.

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