Easy Daikon Miso Soup with Instant Dashi Powder

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This Daikon Miso Soup is a hearty and healthy Japanese soup. The daikons are tender, and the dashi broth has an umami flavor that makes it rich in taste. If you love daikon and soup, this recipe is for you!

Looking for simple daikon dishes? Try my Daikon Nimono, Daikon Salad, and Pickled Daikon.

Daikon miso soup served on a bowl.

Miso soup is an everyday dish for Japanese home cooking and comprises various ingredients such as vegetables, fish, or tofu. This Daikon Miso Soup recipe is one of our favorite soups as daikon and aburaage (deep-fried tofu) add sweetness to the soup, and it’s amazing!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • An easy and quick way to enjoy Japanese miso soup with dashi powder.
  • This flavorful soup is made with just 4 ingredients and is ready in under 10 minutes.
  • Authentic flavor is made effortlessly with this simple recipe.

Daikon: Japanese Radish

Daikon, often called white radish, is a winter radish variety known for its elongated shape and crisp texture. It is a very common vegetable in Japanese and Asian cooking. Learn more in this quick guide, “How to Cook Japanese Daikon Radish.”

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Daikon Miso Soup:

Daikon miso soup ingredients list.
  • Daikon and daikon leaves: I highly recommend buying fresh daikon with leaves if available at your local store. Opt for the upper section of the white root to enjoy a sweet and crunchy texture. If the daikon leaves are not included, please substitute them with spring onions or any other green vegetable of your choice.
  • Aburaage: This deep-fried thin tofu offers a firm and chewy texture, becoming juicy in the soup as it absorbs the flavors. If aburaage is not available, tofu can serve as an excellent substitute.
  • Dashi powder: A traditional Japanese dashi stock, is the key ingredient in infusing broth with savory richness. I simplify the process using store-bought kombu dashi powder (plant-based dashi) in this recipe. If you are interested in authentic homemade dashi or exploring various options, check out our detailed post: “What Is Dashi? A Quick Guide To Japanese Soup Stock.
  • Miso Paste: Miso is a flavorful, savory, and salty fermented soybean paste, an essential seasoning for Japanese cooking. Choosing between white or red miso paste is a matter of personal preference. For additional information, check our beginner’s guide on “What Is Miso Paste and How To Use It.

How To Make Daikon Miso Soup: STEP BY STEP

Here are some quick visual instructions! For all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

Daikon miso soup ingredients in a tray.

Step 1

Cut daikon, daikon leaves, and aburaage.

Making daikon miso soup in a pot.

Step 2

Put the cut ingredients, dashi powder, and water in a pot and bring it to a boil.

Making daikon miso soup in a pot.

Step 3

Simmer until the daikon becomes tender, and add daikon leaves.

Making daikon miso soup in a pot.

Step 4

Add miso paste and stir to dissolve it.

Daikon miso soup served on a bowl.

Pour the soup into a bowl and savor it immediately. Enjoying this comforting daikon miso soup is a great way to start your day, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t like the excess oil on the aburaage, rinsing it off with hot water will help to remove it.
  • Add miso paste after turning off the heat to preserve the excellent flavor of miso. Boiling miso can diminish its exquisite taste.
  • If the soup is too bland, add more miso paste to suit your taste preferences. On the other hand, if it’s too thick, adjust the taste by adding water.

Storage

Transfer any leftover soup to a glass jar or airtight container and store it in the fridge. It will stay good for 3 days.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve your miso soup with various dishes such as onigiri rice balls, vegetable gyoza, napa cabbage coleslaw, tamagoyaki, and goma ae and make a wholesome meal.

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Daikon miso soup in a pot.

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Daikon miso soup served on a bowl.

Easy Daikon Miso Soup with Instant Dashi Powder

5 from 8 votes
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
This Daikon Miso Soup is a hearty and healthy Japanese soup. The daikons are tender, and the dashi broth has an umami flavor that makes it rich in taste. If you love daikon and soup, this recipe is for you!

Equipment

  • Saucepan 18cm/7 inches
  • Miso measuring whisk

Ingredients

  • 100 g Daikon, 2cm/0.8 inches
  • 2 Daikon Leaves, 30g
  • 1 Aburaage, 30g
  • tsp Dashi Powder
  • 800 ml Water
  • 2 Tbsp Miso Paste, 36g

Instructions

  • Prepare ingredients: Peel daikon and slice it into bite-size pieces, chop daikon leaves, and cut aburaage into thin strips.
  • Bring to a boil: Put daikon, aburaage, dashi powder, and water in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Simmer: Lower the heat and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the daikon becomes tender. 
  • Add daikon leaves: Add daikon leaves and cook for one more minute.
  • Add miso: Turn off the heat, add miso, and stir gently until it dissolves.

Video

Notes

  • Storage: 3 days in the fridge.
  • If you don’t like the excess oil on the aburaage, rinsing it off with hot water will help to remove it.
  • Add miso paste after turning off the heat to preserve the excellent flavor of miso. Boiling miso can diminish its exquisite taste.
  • If the soup is too bland, add more miso paste to suit your taste preferences. On the other hand, if it’s too thick, adjust the taste by adding water.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.3g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 3.3g | Sodium: 19.4mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Daikon Miso Soup
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  1. 5 stars
    We love this soup and often substitute different greens and plain cubed tofu. Thanks for including the variations in your recipes. I am learning so much!