Traditional Japanese Miso Soup

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Traditional Japanese Miso Soup.  Enjoy this traditional soup at only ~3g Net Carb / Serving.  Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Japanese hot soup, Japanese miso soup, keto miso soup, low carb miso soup, tofu Japanese soup, traditional Japanese soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 Bowls


  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Bonito Flakes
  • ~7 oz Soft/Medium Tofu firmness is up to personal preference
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 2 tbsp Miso


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Cut Tofu into bite size squares. Size of the squares really is personal preference, but we like our tofu cut small, so the squares are about 1/4". Set aside.
  • Finley chop green onions and set aside.
  • Make 2 cups of dashi (how to make dashi here).
  • Bring dashi to a boil in stove top pot.
  • Once boiling, reduce to medium heat and add Tofu into stove top pot with dashi. Cook on 2-3 minutes.
  • After 2-3 minutes, reduce heat to low. Inside a strainer, add miso and mix into water to dissolve (never boil miso as it will lose its umami flavor).
  • Add in green onions and serve.