Make Your Own Miso Soup – Food Wishes


This is one of the world’s greatest soups, and if you’re only eating it when you go to a Japanese restaurant, you’re not eating it often enough. Making your own is fast, easy, and fun. Enjoy! For the fully formatted, printable, written recipe, follow this link: To become a Member of Food Wishes, and read Chef John’s in-depth article about Miso Soup, follow this link: You can also find more of Chef John’s content on Allrecipes: .





  1. Miso soup is simple and complex, like you say. There is beauty in keeping it simple, I prefer to add only 1 or 2 ingredients other than the dashi and miso, that would be usually daikon radish, wakame & tofu, abura-age (fried bean curd) and wakame, bean sprouts, or grilled green onions (the white parts only). This allows you to enjoy the taste your ingredients impart to the miso soup. You can also play around by changing or blending different miso like Chef John did, or play around with the dashi by adding niboshi (little dried fish… my favourite is dried flying fish) or mackarel bushi instead of the standard bonito bushi (katsuo bushi).

  2. The dashi granules work fantastic! Look for "Hon-Dashi" brand it shouldn't be expensive if it is look elsewhere. You can have miso soup in minutes without any fuss. I like wakame or hijiki. Just be sure not to bring the soup to a boil as it supposedly destroys the added health benefits associated with miso as well as taste.