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Miso Soup with Aburaage and Onion Recipe

miso soup with aburaage and onion

miso soup with aburaage and onion

A lot of people have miso soup every day with meals in Japan.  Because of that, there are many variations.   Most of the time there are no particular recipes since they just use whatever ingredients are on hand.

I had some leftover aburaage (deep fried tofu) and onions in my fridge, so I made this.  If you would like to know how to make miso soup in more detail, please watch our Miso Soup video.

Aburaage and Onion Miso Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



  1. Cut Aburaage in half, then cut into thin strips. Slice onion very thinly.
  2. Boil Dashi. Add Aburaage and onion to Dashi and cook until onion becomes tender.
  3. Reduce heat to low and dissolve miso paste in the Dashi. Take care not to boil.
  4. Add green onions and remove from heat.

Miso Soup with Aburaage and Onion


Miso Soup with Aburaage and Onion

Step 2

Miso Soup with Aburaage and Onion

Step 3



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  • Rosie
    June 21, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I couldn’t find Aburaage at my Asian grocery store. Would it have been in the refridgerated section with the other tofu? If I can’t find it, how can I make it? Or what would be a good substitute?

    Thank you!!

    • Noriko
      September 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      if you can’t find Aburaage, you can try our Miso Soup with Onion and Potato.

  • Ana R.
    January 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I want to make miso soup but cannot find miso at my market.  I found some
    Eden Foods Organic Miso Genmai at a health food store,  do you think I can use that? Or is there a particular brand you recommend? 
    Please let me know! Thank you 🙂

    • Noriko
      January 11, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      I assume that is Miso Paste. If so, yes, you can use that. Try a couple of kinds and find out your favorite!