Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

from fine cooking, this is really quick and simple to make. this can easily be doubled or tripled. if you don't like tofu then omit it- you can add cooked beef, chicken- use your imagination.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine water and mushrooms in a saucepan, bring to a boil.
  2. remove from heat, remove mushrooms.
  3. cut off stems, discard, slice caps thinly.
  4. return to water, bring back to simmer and cook 15-20 minutes.
  5. add spinach and tofu, simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  6. remove from heat.
  7. in a small bowl combine miso with 2 tbsp of broth and mix well.
  8. stir into soup.
  9. sprinkle each serving with sliced scallions and 1/4 tsp of sesame oil.


Most Helpful

Very good! I used fresh shiitake mushrooms, but that's all I changed. This is light, yet flavorful. I used toasted sesame oil and a dash of chili oil for garnish. Loved it. Thanx!

*Parsley* October 06, 2012

This was awesome :-) First time making miso soup and hubby & I both agree, it was almost better than the one in our favorite Japanese restaurant. I made a few changes; used dry oyster mushrooms instead of shitakee, omitted the spinach, tofu & the sesame oil. It turned out beautifully. Definitely a keeper, thx for a wonderful recipe Chia.

ChefTop November 18, 2005

yum! my first time using miso. i enjoyed this very much. next time i may try a different type of shroom- the shitake were pretty tough/chewy to me. other than that very good. thanks!

KristenErinM August 08, 2005

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