• Wondering how you’ll carry it around? No worries! You can use either a portable soup mug or a jar to build your favourite soup before leaving home, and then just add boiling water when it’s time to eat. (Image credit: The Boujon Gourmet.)

  • Making miso soup is the perfect blend of ease and soothe (Image source: A Beautiful Mess).

How to make your own miso soup

Making your own miso soup is super easy and ever so rewarding. Say goodbye to the monotonous taste of pre packaged miso, and hello to the soothing delight that comes when you make your own.

Cooking time


1 serve

what you’ll need

  • 2 cups water
  • 1-2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 tbsp wakame seaweed
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup soft tofu cubes
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Fancy a bowl of miso soup but tired of the same old flat taste of pre-packaged miso paste and dried vegetables? Good news PP readers, because this is how you can make your own miso soup. And aside from the warming good vibes found within each bowl, it’s easy and doesn’t take long at all.

And if you’re looking to really jazz it up, and elevate into more of a meal, go on and add soba noodles, an assortment of sliced mushrooms and other vegetables to the broth while it cooks on the stove. You’ll want to do this before you add the tofu, wakame and spring onion at the end.


Soak wakame seaweed in a bowl of water to soften it, cut tofu into small cubes and chop some green onion.


Pour water into a saucepan and heat it to near boil.


Add miso paste and mix until it dissolves (for best results, use a strainer to rub and spread the paste that’s at the bottom of the pot – this prevents it from clumping and ensures a even texture).


Lower the heat to a simmer to preserve the flavour of the miso.


Add tofu cubes, softened wakame seaweed and chopped green onions.


Turn off the heat, pour it into a bowl and enjoy!

About the author

Bhetty Zhang resides in Sydney. She contributes to publications all over on matters concerning the good and delicious topics of food and travel. She’s an avid reader of the written word, and loves all things retro and vintage. 


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