Japanese Noodle Soup -

A great slurping soup! It feels like you are in an authentic Japanese noodle house.

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  • Rating:   5
  • Prep.:  10 min
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time:  45min


  • 4 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Yellow Miso Paste
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Fresh Chilli Pepper
  • 2 Sheets Nori
  • 1/2 Block Firm Tofu
  • 10 Dried Shitake Mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound Soba Noodles
  • 1 Large Bok Choy, Chopped Roughly
  • 2 Scallions
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Tsp. Sesame Oil


  1. Make the broth: In a large pot add the water with the miso paste, use a whisk to mix well. Add the star anise, cinnamon stick, sugar, ginger, chilli and nori sheets. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Leave it for about 30 minutes to an hour. Using a fine sieve, strain the liquid into another pot. This is the broth to use for the soup.
  2. Drain and press the tofu and cut it into 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Bring the broth to a boil and add in the dried mushrooms, tofu cubes and noodles. Allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Chop the scallions and cilantro.
  5. Add the chopped bok choy, scallions, cilantro and sesame oil.
  6. To serve use a pair of tongs to be able to grab some noodles into each bowl and then use a ladle to pour over the broth and veggies.


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