Mushrooms Galore! Easy Mushroom Soup with Mochi

Mushrooms Galore! Easy Mushroom Soup with Mochi

The soup is delicious with just the umami from the mushrooms! It's a quick dish to prepare.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Shimeji mushrooms
1 pack
Shiitake mushrooms
Maitake mushrooms
1 pack each of different kinds
Yuzu peel
a small amount
Mochi (small)
Sesame oil
1 scant tablespoon
Dashi stock
500 ml
1 tablespoon
a small amount
Usukuchi soy sauce
2 teaspoons


1. Break shimeji and maitake mushrooms by hand into small clusters. Cut fresh shiitake into thickish slices.
2. Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan, add all the prepared mushrooms in Step 1, and fry briefly until evenly coated in oil.
3. Add soup stock to the pot of mushrooms from Step 2. Once boiling, add sake, salt, usukuchi soy sauce to give it a slightly stronger flavour than regular clear soup.
4. Tie up the stalks of mitsuba into knots and peel the yuzu citrus.
5. Grill the mochi in a toaster oven until golden brown (cut in half before grilling).
6. Serve the mushroom soup in a soup bowl, put grilled rice cake, and garnish with mitsuba and yuzu citrus on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is one of the quick soups that I often serve for my family.
This originally didn't have any mochi in it, but now it doesn't taste right without it!