Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a basic miso soup recipe from my Grandfather. Many different leftover items can be added; tofu, eggs, vegetables, cooked chicken or pork, somen/soba, or rice. The recipe calls for Ajinomoto (monosodium glutamate), I usually leave it out. I remember my Grandfather only using a dash of MSG, if you'd like to add it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil; add dashinomoto and miso, stir until miso is dissolved. Add any extras if desired. Garnish with chopped green onions.
Most Helpful

Really delicious! I added tofu, nori and some very thinly sliced scallion. Thank you for sharing.

Berliner Goere June 23, 2014