Basic Miso Soup Recipe

Miso Soup

The basic miso soup that the world is familiar with -- cooked with dashi, miso, wakame and soft tofu.
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 6 cups dashi (or dissolve 2 to 3 tablespoons dashi granules in 6 cups of water)
  • 3 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 300-gram block soft tofu (silken or momen tofu are recommended), cut into half-inch cubes
  • 2 generous pinches dried wakame soaked in hot water, drained and finely sliced
  • 6 tablespoons finely sliced scallions


  • In a pot, heat the dashi until barely simmering.
  • Ladle about half a cup of hot dashi into a bowl and stir in the miso paste until free from lumps.
  • Drop the tofu cubes into the pot of dashi. As soon as the broth comes to a simmer, turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the diluted miso paste, wakame and scallions.


Originally published in CASA Veneracion on March 1, 2008.