How to Make Miso Soup without Dashi Stock

Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup usually made with dashi stock, miso, meats, and vegetables. Dashi stock is a clear stock with a distinct umami flavor. Miso paste is a paste-like fermented soybean and barley. I invite you to give my miso soup without dashi stock recipe a try. I used local ingredients here in the Philippines. The recipe includes food cost in Philippine pesos.

Miso Soup without Dashi Stock

Do you love eating Japanese food? Try this traditional Japanese soup using local Filipino ingredients. Follow this easy to make miso soup without dashi stock recipe that will surely bring you to Japan.

Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword cheapmeals, familybudgetmeals, misosoup, misosoupwithoutdashistock
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 50 grams miso powder ₱34.00
  • 40 grams water spinach (kangkong), chopped ₱1.92
  • 2 litre mineral water ₱2.64
  • 2 piece tofu (tokwa), cubed ₱12.00
  • 2 tablespoon spring onion, chopped ₱12.16
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • Total Food Cost: ₱62.72


  1. Pour water in a pot. Add the miso powder. Bring the stock into a boil.

  2. Add tofu. Simmer until tofu is cooked.

  3. Season with salt and pepper. Taste the soup before turning off the heat.

  4. Add water spinach (kangkong), and spring onions. Cover the pot to cook the vegetables for few minutes.

  5. Serve while still hot.

Author’s Note:

  1. Adjust the amount of water spinach and spring onion if desired.
  2. Add small fish slices if preferred.
  3. Replace water with fish stock to make the soup tastier.
  4. Use fresh miso paste to replace miso powder.

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