Egg Drop Miso Soup

Come have a taste of my Egg Drop Miso Soup recipe, a delightful twist on traditional miso soup that brings a velvety texture to your bowl! Made with authentic miso paste and dashi, it’s a simple, unique, and protein-packed side soup that’s ready in just 10 minutes! If you’re looking for something different, delicious, and satisfying, this miso soup is a must-try!

Egg drop miso soup served in a soup bowl being scooped with a wooden spoon, close up picture.

Why I Love This Recipe

Miso soup is a classic staple in Japanese cuisine, but what truly distinguishes my Egg Drop Miso Soup is the silkiness achieved through gently streamed eggs similar to the technique in my Egg Drop Soup recipe! It’s really a one of a kind of fusion recipe you will only find here!

This side soup, sharing the same authentic base as my Tofu Miso and Clam Miso Soup, offers a delightful blend of umami-packed flavors that provide a comforting and velvet-smooth experience. It’s perfect for those seeking a protein-rich, savory indulgence. You’ll want to savor every spoonful of this unique twist on a beloved Japanese favorite!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Dashi fish broth made from steeping kombu and bonito flakes with boiling water. Can also use Hondashi mixed in water for instant dashi.
  • Miso – awase brown Miso works best.
  • Eggs – beaten.
  • Green Onions – freshly chopped.

🥢 Ingredient Pro Tip

For easier and cost-effective preparation of the dashi, use Hondashi. This quick tip simplifies the process and ensures a flavorful base for your miso soup.

🥢 Miso Ingredient Note

You have three options for miso paste: White Miso, with its mild, sweet, nutty, and savory notes; Red Miso, known for its robust and salty flavor; and Brown Miso, also called Awase Miso, which strikes a balanced profile between salty, sweet, and umami richness. While the choice is personal, many prefer the versatility of Brown Miso.

Egg drop miso soup served into a wooden miso bowl.

Directions

Step 1 Stream in beaten eggs into a pot of Dashi and cook them until they reach your preferred level of doneness.

Egg streamed in miso soup.

🥚 Egg Drop Pro Tip

To achieve Silky Egg Ribbons, Continuously Mix while adding eggs on medium heat. Conversely, if you prefer Chunkier Egg Pieces, Avoid Whisking during this step. Adjusting this technique allows you to tailor the soup’s texture to your preference.

Step 2 Turn off the heat, and then incorporate the miso paste into the broth, whisking until it’s fully dissolved.

Miso being whisked into miso soup.

🥢 Miso Pro Tip

To maintain the savory umami flavor and preserve the probiotic benefits in miso paste, Avoid Boiling the soup once miso is whisked in.

Step 3 Serve and garnish with chopped green onion.

Egg drop miso soup in a pot with green onions.

Pairing Recommendations

This miso soup pairs perfectly with Japanese-style classics like Japanese Fried Chicken and Japanese Beef Fried Rice. It’s also a great addition to a traditional Japanese Breakfast. Its savory umami flavors and velvety texture complement these dishes.

Egg drop miso soup served in a soup bowl being scooped with a wooden spoon, top down picture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is miso considered healthy?

Miso is considered healthy because it's rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K, zinc, copper, and manganese. It's also a good source of dietary fiber and protein. Miso contains probiotics for gut health.

How do I prevent the miso from clumping when I add it to the soup?

To prevent miso from clumping, place it in a strainer and whisk it into the soup until dissolved.

Can I serve this soup as a standalone dish, or is it better as a side?

Miso soup is typically considered a side dish. If you're looking for a hearty standalone meal, you might want to try making Tonjiru miso soup.

Is this soup suitable for children and picky eaters?

Yes, this soup's mild yet savory flavor, combined with its silky texture, makes it appealing even to picky eaters and children.

Storage Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it will maintain its freshness for 7-10 days. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply microwave to warm up.

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Egg drop miso soup served in a soup bowl being scooped with a wooden spoon, close up picture.

Egg Drop Miso Soup

Elevate your soup game with my Egg Drop Miso Soup, a delightful fusion of Japanese flavors in every spoonful. Savor the umami richness!
4.53 from 19 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: egg drop miso soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Bowls
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Calories: 138kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for egg drop miso soup.
  • Finley chop green onions and set aside.
    Chopped green onions.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and set aside.
    Beaten eggs.
  • Make 2 cups of Dashi.
    Dashi in a pot.
  • Bring Dashi to slow boil (barely reaching boiling point), then reduce Dashi heat to low and add 2 beaten eggs into stove top pot. Mix continuously until eggs are cooked. Note - if you prefer well cooked eggs, bring soup to a full boil then reduce to simmer.
    Egg streamed in miso soup.
  • Inside a strainer, add Miso and mix into water to dissolve (never boil Miso as it will lose its umami flavor).
    Miso being whisked into miso soup.
  • Add in green onions and serve.
    Egg drop miso soup in a pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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8 Comments

  1. Malika Young

    Can’t wait to try it

  2. How much protein is in it?

  3. Hi, im new to lo carb eating, following keto, forgive me but a question regarding carbs in this recipe.
    According to the hikari organic miso packet 1 tbsp is 3g Carbs, which means 2 Tbsp = 6g Carbs, I’m confused to how you get 1.5g carbs, am I missing something?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Donna! No worries and welcome to lowcarbing/keto! I’m not 100% sure what the label states for Hikari miso, but the brand of miso we use states 2 net carbs per tbsp, so a total of 4 net carbs over the recipe. In case you aren’t doing so already, lowcarbing/keto goes by net carbs or total carbs – fiber = net carbs. Since this recipe is for 2 servings, we end up with ~2g (not sure why we put 1.5g and have updated it). Hope that makes sense!

  4. This looks so good, and I can’t wait to make it. I had a little popup asking if I wanted to sub to your blog, and I wasn’t sure at the time so I closed it. I’ve reconsidered, and I would like to be on your mailing list. Thanks.

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