Miso Soup with Mochi Dumplings

Miso Soup with Mochi Dumplings

This is a favorite cold-weather staple in our house. It has lots of vegetables, and the soft dumplings are delicious!

Ingredients: 4 servings

2 medium
1/3 medium
Daikon radish
about 2 cm
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Burdock root
about 1/5
Kabocha squash
40 g
Blended miso
2 tablespoons
Dashi stock made from dried sardines or water
5 cups (1000 ml)
Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon
For the dumplings:
30 g
Cake flour
30 g
about 40 ml


1. Put the two flours in a bowl, and knead while adding the water a little at a time until it forms a soft dough. Rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
2. Cut up the potato, carrot and daikon radish into thin, easy to eat slices. Rehydrate the dried shiitake mushrooms and slice thinly. Shave the burdock root thinly, and cut up the kabocha squash into bite-sized pieces.
3. Add the dashi stock (made from dried sardines) or water and all the cut up vegetables except the kabocha squash into a pan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium, simmer for a bit then add the kabocha squash. Simmer until tender.
4. Dissolve in the blended miso, and add the dashi stock granules.
5. Pull off small portions of the rested dumpling dough, form into dumplings and drop into the soup. Simmer over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. (You can get about 16 dumplings from the dough.)
6. Ladle into bowls, garnish with some chopped green onion and it's done.
7. It's delicious with some yuzu pepper added.
8. One Cookpad user made this into a traditional "kenchin" style soup.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother used to make this soup for me. She used to put some frozen bamboo shoots in this.