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Japanese Classic Miso Soup with Tofu Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 6
Author: Eduardo Joven -


  • 1/2 cup dried wakame a type of seaweed
  • 1/4 cup shiro miso white fermented-soybean paste
  • 6 cups Dashi
  • 1/2 pound soft tofu drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion greens


Prepare wakame:

  • Combine wakame with warm water to cover by 1 inch and let stand 15 minutes, or until reconstituted. Drain in a sieve.

Make soup:

  • Stir together miso and 1/2 cup dashi in a bowl until smooth.
  • Heat remaining dashi in a saucepan over moderately high heat until hot, then gently stir in tofu and reconstituted wakame.
  • Simmer 1 minute and remove from heat.
  • Immediately stir in miso mixture and scallion greens and serve.