Our Family's Favorite Miso Soup With Okra

Our Family's Favorite Miso Soup With Okra

A simple miso soup that you can make in 5 minutes! It's a firm family favorite.
(I added some Kyoto yuba (thin sheets of bean curd) to the soup in the photo.)

Ingredients: 2 servings

Bonito dashi stock
500 ml
Japanese leek
about 5 cm
4 to 5
Good miso
to taste


1. Bring 500 ml of dashi stock to a boil. In the meantime rub the okra on a cutting board with salt to remove the fine hairs on the surface, cut off the blossom ends and slice into small pieces.
2. Chop up the Japanese leek.
3. When the dashi stock comes to a boil, add the okra and Japanese leek and turn the heat down to low. (If you simmer it too long the okra's sliminess will drain out into the soup so pay attention!)
4. Add some miso dissolved in a bit of the dashi stock about a minute after adding the okra. Turn the heat off and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother's go-to miso soup recipe is now my go-to recipe, too!