Japanese Soups and Stews

From miso soup to nabeyaki udon and sukiyaki, Allrecipes has more than 30 Japanese soup recipes complete with ratings and reviews.

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Beef Sukiyaki

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Vegetables, noodles, and beef are served in a steaming, flavorful broth made with dashi, mirin, and soy sauce in this Japanese dish, sukiyaki.

Japanese Nabeyaki Udon Soup

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This is a wonderful Japanese soup, very popular throughout Japan - with chicken, eggs, and vegetables. A meal in and of itself!

Miso Soup II

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This is not a fishy soup like those that are kelp based. Let this soup mellow overnight for best taste. Like all vegetable soups, measures are approximate and substitutions can include whatever vegetable you want. Mushrooms of any kind are particularly good in this soup.

Japanese Onion Soup

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The basic Japanese soup that's given out as an appetizer at most Japanese restaurants. Very mild, a bit salty, and a touch of tang. It's a very improvisable recipe; most of the ingredients' quantities can be changed according to taste. Use your favorite mushrooms in this recipe.

Kitsune Udon

The broth for this dish is very umami and slightly fishy with subtle notes of seaweed. The noodles are springy and work perfectly with this dish. The aburaage is soft and easy to eat, and contributes a lot of the dish's overall flavor. This can be served with fish cakes as well.

Authentic Japanese Scallop Soup with Ramen Noodles

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Adapted from an authentic Japanese recipe, an easy and delicious soup. Look for dashi stock in a Japanese grocery store or order it online!

Authentic Miso Soup

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Made with kombu, bonito flakes, and miso paste, Japanese miso soup is a simple and comforting.

Washabinaros Chili

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What happens when you have a Japanese friend that likes chili? You make him wasabi chili.

Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms

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A delicious Japanese soup with mushrooms and tofu.

Homemade Miso Soup

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Make your very own Japanese miso soup from scratch. It's easy to do at home! Perfect for an appetizer or light, warming lunch.

Dashi Stock (Konbudashi)

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Dashi is the basic stock used in most all Japanese cooking. Dashi stock is the base for miso soup. This recipe is for a Konbudashi, which is made with konbu (dried kelp/seaweed) and bonito flakes (a dried fish which has been shaved into flakes.) There are many variations of dashi, but this is probably the most common.

Japanese Soup with Tofu and Mushrooms

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Miso is a fermented soy bean paste that adds a rich flavor. This is a quick, healthy soup that is very popular in Japanese cuisine.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegan Japanese Winter Squash and Leek Soup

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Take a chance on a different kind of vegetable soup! Gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, casein free, vegan, and delicious! Make with organic locally grown vegetables if possible. Serve warm with some gluten-free herb bread.

Restaurant-Style Shoyu Miso Ramen

Inspired by the shoyu ramen at my favorite ramen restaurant, this is my ideal ramen. If you want to make it pescatarian, I suggest foregoing the pork belly for bonito flakes -- just a big pinch in each bowl.

Bonito Dashi

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A simple dashi recipe. Dashi is a standard broth used in Japanese soup and hot pot. You can find the ingredient at your local Asian grocery store.