23 Hearty Japanese Soups With Easy Recipes

Are you looking for a wholesome and comforting soup recipe? Explore our curated collection of Japanese Soups. These tasty and easy-to-follow recipes are sure to become favorites that you’ll enjoy over and over again!

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In my everyday Japanese cooking, soups hold a special place, from authentic miso soup to hearty noodle soup, clear soup, and creamy veggie soup. Here, you’ll find a wide range of the best Japanese soups —each healthy, comforting, and flavorful, featuring vegetables, tofu, and eggs. Enjoy the variety! Let’s dive in!

1. Zosui Japanese Rice Soup with Egg (Vegetarian)

Zosui served in a bowl.

Zosui is a perfect dish if you are searching for a bowl of warm goodness! It transforms leftover rice into a flavorful and nourishing Japanese soup. Give it a try!

2. Tofu Miso Soup

Tofu miso soup in a saucepan.

If you’re looking for a cozy, healthy, and delicious meal to enjoy at home, try making authentic Japanese Tofu Miso Soup. The umami-rich dashi stock pairs perfectly with firm tofu (or silken tofu) and fresh green onions (spring onions), enhancing the overall taste experience. With just 10 minutes of prep time, you can quickly whip up this tasty traditional Japanese soup!

3. Kake Soba

Kake soba noodle soup served in a bowl.

Are you craving a homemade Kake Soba recipe? Making this Japanese favorite is a breeze with my simple steps. Treat yourself to a delightful bowl of noodle soup right in your home!

4. Creamy Japanese Sweet Potato Soup (Vegan)

Japanese sweet potato creamy soup served in a soup bowl.

If you love a comforting bowl of soup that’s both delicious and easy to make, try this Japanese Sweet Potato Soup! With its creamy texture and natural sweetness, this soup is the perfect choice for a satisfying meal!

5. Kitsune Udon (Vegan)

Kitsune udon noodle soup served in a bowl.

Savor the deliciousness with a bowl of Kitsune Udon! This simple yet satisfying Japanese noodle soup made with kombu dashi (vegan dashi) has a taste you’ll love.

6. Japanese Cream Stew (Vegan)

Japanese cream stew in a large pot.

Learn how to make this flavorful Japanese Cream Stew with a vegetable broth base. It’s the perfect soup on cold days that your whole family will love!

7. Mushroom Miso Soup

Mushroom miso soup in a soup bowl.

Make your own authentic, delicious, easy Mushroom Miso Soup in 10 minutes! This cozy vegetable miso soup will keep you warm on those chilling mornings!

8. Miso Ramen (Vegetarian)

Miso ramen noodle soup in a ramen bowl.

If you enjoy ramen noodles, try this delightful bowl of vegetarian Miso Ramen! Made with simple ingredients, this dish can be ready in just 20 minutes and fulfill your cravings for a flavorful meal!

9. Creamy Kabocha Squash Soup (Vegetarian)

Kabocha sqush soup served in a soup bowl.

If you want an early fall soup recipe, try this easy Kabocha Squash Soup! Its rich flavors and silky texture make it a perfect comforting soup on chilly days!

10. Napa Cabbage Soup

Napa cabbage soup served in a soup bowl.

Japanese Napa Cabbage Soup is a cream-based soup made with soy milk, miso, and dashi broth (soup stock). This delicious, hearty soup is a cozy, satisfying meal option on cold days or busy weeknights.

11. Wakame Miso Soup

Wakame miso soup in a saucepan.

Make your Wakame Miso Soupat home with this easy-to-follow recipe! Wakame seaweed, a staple ingredient in miso soup, takes center stage in this dish, perfect for anyone who loves healthy, flavorful soups.

12. Kake Udon

Kake udon noodle soup served in a bowl.

Kake Udon is a staple on Japanese restaurant menus—a simple yet flavorful noodle dish. Learn how to make it, and enjoy a comforting dish with its chewy udon noodles and delicious dashi soup.

13. Japanese Sweet Potato Miso Soup

Japanese sweet potato miso soup served in a soup bowl.

Try this delicious and hearty bowl of Japanese Sweet Potato Miso Soup! Made with savory soybean paste and tender sweet potatoes, this bowl of miso soup will surely satisfy and nourish you!

14. Shio Ramen (Vegetarian)

Shio ramen noodle soup served in a ramen bowl.

Learn how to make delicious vegetarian Shio Ramen with this easy recipe! Enjoy the delightful blend of chewy ramen noodles and savory flavors without chicken broth!

15. Daikon Miso Soup

Daikon miso soup in a saucepan.

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

16. Creamy Shiitake Mushroom Soup (Vegan)

Shiitake mushroom soup in a saucepan.

Enjoy a bowl of this creamy Shiitake Mushroom Soup as a nourishing starter before your main course. This delicious soup, made with wholesome shiitake mushrooms, will satisfy your palate!

17. Miso Udon (Vegetarian)

Miso udon noodle served in a bowl.

Get ready to savor the heartwarming Miso Udon! This dish combines the rich miso paste with those delightfully chewy udon noodles. This popular soup is a perfect comfort food for cold days!

18. Kabocha Miso Soup

Kabocha miso soup served in a soup bowl.

If you’re in the mood for a hearty and delicious soup, try making this authentic Japanese Kabocha Miso Soup. Made with niboshi dashi base, it’s packed with rich umami flavor!

19. Daikon Soup with Egg (Vegetarian)

Daikon soup with egg served in a soup bowl.

This delicious, healthy Daikon Soup with Egg is easy to make and takes only 10 minutes. It’s a simple and tasty Japanese vegetable soup with a hint of sesame oil that even someone who doesn’t like daikon will love!

20. Tanuki Udon (Vegan)

Tanuki udon noodle soup served in a bowl.

Treat yourself to the heartwarming Tanuki Udon soup with kombu dashi—a cozy, satisfying main dish that guarantees a delightful meal experience!

21. Veggie-Loaded Kabocha Soup (Vegan)

Veggie-loaded kabocha soup in a large pot.

Nothing beats the rich and creamy flavor of Veggie-Loaded Kabocha Soup on a cold weather day. This Japanese-style soup with plenty of fresh vegetables will warm you up all over!

22. Natto Miso Soup

Natto miso soup served in a soup bowl.

If you love natto but are not fond of its stick-to-your-mouth texture, then this Natto Miso Soup will be perfect for you! Let’s learn how to make it!

23. Curry Udon

Curry udon noodle soup served in a bowl.

Fill your cravings with this delicious and easy-to-follow Curry Udon recipe! Enjoy an inviting combination of chewy noodles in a flavorful curry soup.

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23 Hearty Japanese Soups With Easy Recipes

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Are you looking for a wholesome and comforting soup recipe? Explore our curated collection of Japanese Soups. These tasty and easy-to-follow recipes are sure to become favorites that you'll enjoy over and over again


  • Miso paste, udon noodles, soba noodles, ramen noodles, vegetables, seaweed, tofu, natto, and so on



Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese soups
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