Miso soup with Potato (Jyagaimo no misoshiru)

Miso soup is called “misoshiru” in Japanese. It is a traditional Japanese soup in which we use dashi for the base, and then mix with miso paste. Jyagaimo means potato. You might not think so, but potato goes really well with miso soup.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 potato (cut into thin French fry shapes)
  • 1/8 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp hon dashi
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  1. Boil 3 cups of water
  2. When water boils, add potato and cook 3 minutes, or until soft
  3. Add hon dashi, miso, and stir until mixed
  4. Serve in a small bowl with green onions


  1. You only cook the potato for 3 minutes? I would think it would need more time than that. It must be very crunchy.

  2. I usually cut the potato very thin, so it cooks quickly, but thank you for mentioning this, I will change the recipe to something more specific!

  3. Oh, I didn't mean for you to change your recipe! I was just curious. I thought maybe Japanese people prefer their potato a little harder... :)

    Thank you for the posts! I look forward to every entry.

  4. Oh! We definitely don't like hard potato! :) I'm happy you look forward to every recipe! Thank you!