Healthy Japanese Soup Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Japanese soup recipes including ramen, miso and egg drop soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Dashi

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Dried kelp and bonito flakes, briefly simmered, create a delicate amber broth called “first” or “primary” dashi, the basis for most clear soups in Japan. For “second” dashi, the kelp and bonito are added to a new pot of water (like a used tea bag), making a weaker stock to be used in boldly seasoned dishes like miso soup. Although instant dashi granules and bottles of concentrated dashi are timesaving substitutes, the taste is less subtle and refined than dashi made from scratch.