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25 Japanese Soups

If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you’re looking for some inspiration for a hearty Japanese soup to offer this winter. The following are 25 Japanese soups are some of the easiest to prepare and are sure to please.

1. Hibachi Japanese Clear Soup

The Japanese Clear Soup is a traditional appetizer that is not only savory and good for you, but also much simpler to cook at home than you may imagine! This brothless soup is perfect for serving as a snack in the time in between meals. Although it is low in calories, the flavor and warmth of it are both quite satisfying. Because it reheats nicely, you may prepare a large quantity of it and enjoy it throughout the week.

2. Japanese Clear Onion Soup

This is a simple recipe for Japanese Onion Clear Soup. Soup as light and transparent as the one you’d see on the menu at your neighborhood Hibachi Steakhouse. Just 9 Easy Staples. Time Period: 30 Mins. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.

3. Japanese Mushroom Soup

This Japanese soup is a wonderful way to warm yourself on chilly days, with its aromatic ingredients and robust flavor. This soup is made with ginger, carrots, and onions and is topped with mushrooms and noodles for a healthy and satisfying meal. Try this Japanese mushroom soup the next time you need some comfort food, it’s easy to make and delicious. Make an effort to attempt this easy dish.

4. Authentic Homemade Japanese Miso Soup

Traditional miso soup is prepared using dashi stock, soy bean paste, and a variety of other ingredients that may or may not be specific to a certain location. It goes well with any Japanese dish since it’s tasty, comforting, and versatile. Let’s get the scoop on making authentic Japanese miso soup!

5. Japanese Egg Drop Soup (Kakitamajiru)

Since egg drop soup is so simple and inexpensive to prepare at home, I seldom ever order it when dining out. I like that it just takes ten minutes to prepare and that it goes with any type of meal.

6. Corn Potage (Japanese Corn Soup)

This two-ingredient Japanese corn potage (soup) is simple, sweet, and creamy. This warm and hearty soup may be served either hot or cold, making it ideal for those cool summer evenings. (Animal- and dairy-free)

You may have this soup as a light snack, a side dish with supper, or even for lunch with onigiri or curry fried rice! His Kabocha Potage is another delicious option if you favor simple, creamy soups like this one.

7. Niku Udon (Japanese Meat Udon)

This soup is a great way to eat udon noodles, which are among my favorite foods, during the colder months. Udon noodles and marinated shaved meat (often beef) are served in a dashi broth flavored with various seasonings.

This soup calls for a few unusual ingredients, but the end result is well worth the effort. Additionally, the soup base may be made up to 5 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Sometimes I’ll just reheat a fourth of the soup, cook one block of frozen udon (eight and a half ounces) in a pot of water, and then add a few slices of the marinated beef and some condiments.

8. Shiromiso Tonjiru (Pork And White Miso Soup)

This tonjiru, also known as Japanese pork miso soup, can be prepared in about half an hour and is seasoned with shiromiso, which lends it a flavor that is pleasantly sweet and rich and creamy all at the same time.

Saikyo Shiromiso is a local delicacy that gives miso soup in Kyoto its signature taste and smooth texture. While the Japanese commonly refer to this variety of miso as “shiromiso,” which means “white miso,” it should be noted that this is not the same as the “white miso” offered in the United States. White miso sold in the United States is often awasé miso, a blend of many types of miso.

9. Zosui (Japanese Rice Soup – Ojiya)

Zosui, also known as ojiya, is a type of rice soup that is similar to congee but originated in Japan. Vegetables, eggs, and sometimes meat or fish are added to rice before it is simmered in a flavored soup. It’s a common way to round off the day’s fantastic supper, utilizing soup from the hot pot. How delicious the soup in the hot pot must smell and taste.

10. Mille-Feuille Nabe

Delicious and comforting, Japanese hot pots are a wintertime tradition for your family. Mille-Feuille Nabe, one of the most common Japanese hot pot dishes made at home, is today’s featured dish.

Napa cabbage and pork belly slices are simmered in a flavorful dashi broth to create the classic Japanese hot pot dish known as Mille-Feuille Nabe.

I don’t understand why a Japanese meal is called “mille-feuille,” a French term for a pastry. Wow, that’s weird. Let me tell you about this quick and easy hot pot recipe and the inspiration for its name.

11. Japanese Chicken Soup

In the cold winter months, nothing compares to a bowl of hot, nourishing soup. This recipe for Japanese chicken soup is light and delicate, yet it’s packed with nutritious umami and minerals.

It’s cold outside, so warm up with this recipe for quick and healthful Asian chicken soup! Even more so on chilly days when all you want is a bowl of hearty, flavorful soup.

My husband’s family has been making this chicken soup recipe for decades, so I thought I’d share it with you today.

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12. Cold Nyūmen (Sōmen Noodle Soup)

A refreshing bowl of cold Nymen (Smen Noodles in Soup) is the ideal meal during the dog days of heat. If you lose your appetite when the temperature rises, this recipe will save your life. These chilled noodles are served with only a few basic toppings. This meal may be ready in about 5 minutes thanks to the shiro dashi cold broth.

13. Kitsune Udon

This Japanese noodle soup known as Kitsune Udon is prepared using dashi as the base and is topped with seasoned fried tofu, pink-swirl narutomaki fish cake, and scallions. One of the most well-known and time-honored examples of Japanese noodle cuisine is this satisfying udon soup.

14. Tonkotsu Ramen Broth

A cup of authentic Japanese ramen noodle soup has a mystical quality. I think it’s great. Try some delicious ramen if you’ve never tasted it before.


The pork bones used to make tonkotsu ramen broth are simply boiled for 12 hours. The broth becomes a velvety white color and all the flavor of the pork is drawn out in the process.

It’s getting progressively more insane. I’m boiling pork bones from scratch for the tonkotsu ramen stock. I am now preparing pork belly. The distinction between the 7-minute and 7-and-a-half-minute egg is clear to me now.

15. Ozoni (Japanese New Year Mochi Soup) -Kanto Style お雑煮

The meal known as Ozoni, which translates to “Japanese New Year Mochi Soup,” is an essential component of the Japanese New Year celebration. In the Kanto area, people like to eat a mochi soup made with dashi that is clear, and it contains chicken and seasonal vegetables (Eastern Japan).

16. Gyoza Nabe (Japanese Dumpling Hot Pot)

The Kimchi Gyoza Nabe is a traditional Japanese hot pot soup that is loaded with luscious Japanese dumplings, fiery kimchi, soft veggies, and hearty mushrooms. It’s a savory bowl of delight that you can smell wafting through the air!

17. Beef Udon (Niku Udon)

Do you long for a steaming cup of hot noodle soup? My go-to Japanese comfort food is this beef udon dish, which is both satisfying and soothing. This dish has delicate slices of beef on chewy, thick udon noodles that have been simmered in a flavorful broth. What is there not to like?

18. Awase Dashi (Japanese Soup Stock)

Many traditional Japanese meals begin with dashi, a simple soup stock. Take advantage of the umami in kombu (dried kelp) and katsuobushi by learning how to prepare Awase Dashi at home (dried bonito flakes).

19. Shio Ramen

As each of Japan’s prefectures has its own regionally distinctive style of ramen, the country’s culinary capital is home to a wide variety of ramen varieties. Miso, Shoyu (soy sauce), and Shio (salt) are three widely consumed varieties of ramen. The stock used to make the soup base has a significant impact on the overall flavor of ramen .

20. Kenchinjiru (Japanese Vegetable Soup)

Traditional Kenchinjiru (Japanese Vegetable Soup) is a transparent soup made with root vegetables, tofu, shiitake, and kombu stock that was originally developed as a Buddhist temple dish. If you’re searching for a vegetarian supper on a chilly night, this soup is a great option. {vegan}

21. Sukiyaki

This handmade version of the Japanese soup sukiyaki is the perfect dish to serve at your next get-together with friends and family. It is a hearty dish that can be enjoyed by everyone at the table, since it is served with marbled beef that has been seared and a variety of vegetables that have been simmered in a broth made with soy sauce.

22. Okinawa Soba

Okinawan soba is a soup that provides many Okinawans with a sense of comfort and is considered a “soul meal.” The chewy noodles in this dish are steeped in a delectable pork and dashi broth. This traditional Okinawan noodle soup is a delicious combination of umami flavors that has soft pork belly that has been braised in a sauce, pieces of fish cake, chopped green onion, and red pickled ginger.

23. Easy Wonton Soup

It’s not hard to prepare wonton soup from scratch! Each filling dish features big shrimp, fresh veggies, and pork dumplings that are bursting with flavor. Because this recipe creates a large quantity, you may store any leftovers in the freezer and then reheat them as needed.

24. Fennel Leek Soup With Walnuts & Turmeric

This recipe for fennel and leek soup includes apples, walnuts, and turmeric; not only is it easy to make, but the finished product has a gorgeous golden color as well! The walnuts are incorporated right into the soup to help give it an incredibly smooth and silky consistency.

25. Vegan Mulligatawny Soup

This recipe for Vegan Mulligatawny Soup creates a flavorful and filling coconut curry soup that features quinoa, lentils, and chickpeas that have been canned.

You may puree half of the soup before adding the coconut milk and quinoa to it if you want the soup to have a creamier consistency.
You may use red lentils instead of brown lentils, but the cooking time will need to be cut down by around ten minutes if you do so. This is because red lentils cook considerably more quickly than brown lentils do.