• 20 Mints
  • 1 Portions

Ingredients - 1 Portions:

  • - for the dashi:
  • - a piece of dried kombu, about 5x8 cm
  • - 4 cups water
  • - for the miso soup:
  • - 4 cups dashi
  • - ½ cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • - 3-4 tablespoons white or shiro miso
  • - 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • - ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • - ½ cup tofu cubes (firm tofu)
  • - 4 baby bok choy pieces, coarse stalks thinly sliced
  • - 170g soba noodles, cooked separately
  • - optional: a few teaspoons soy sauce or tamari


Preparation step 1

Step 1:

Make the dashi: gently rinse the kombu piece. Place it in a medium pot with 4 cups water. Gently simmer for 10 minutes. Don’t let it boil, or the kombu flavor will turn bitter. Once the kombu piece is soft, remove it and bring the water to a boil for just a few minutes.

Preparation step 2

Step 2:

Reduce heat again and add in ½ cup more water. In a small bowl, stir the miso paste together with some of the hot dashi water (until it’s not clumpy), then stir to incorporate it into the soup broth.

Preparation step 3

Step 3:

Add the ginger, scallions and shiitakes, and gently simmer for about 10 minutes to cook the mushrooms (Note: If your soup is getting too thick add more water until it is a thinner consistency).

Preparation step 4

Step 4:

In the last few minutes of cooking time, add the tofu and bok choy. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Remove from heat once the bok choy is wilted but still has some bite. Add the cooked soba noodles.

Preparation step 5

Step 5:

Top with shichimi and bonito flakes, (both optional), and serve with ponzu or extra soy sauce on the side.

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Categories: Lunch

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