clear soup

  • Clear Soup Fish

    Fish Clear Soup

    My mother used to cook this Fish Clear Soup for special occasions, when she cooked Sushi or special rice dishes. She used a fish called ‘Hamo’ that is really delicious, but it is not available where I live now. I use firm white fish such as Snapper. Clear soup is usually seasoned with Salt and …

  • Clear Soup Egg

    Dropped Egg Clear Soup

    When I was a little girl, this soup (Egg only!) frequently appeared on our family’s dinner table. My family was poor, but my sisters and I always ate nutritious meals. I credit my mother for that, and Eggs must have been a great source of protein for her to cook. Today I added Prawns to …

  • Chicken Soba

    Soba Noodle Soup With Chicken & Asian Mushrooms

    It is a custom for Japanese to have Soba Noodle Soup on the last day of the year, as the noodles are long and they symbolise ‘longevity’. I have kept this tradition with my family in Australia, however it is sometimes difficult to enjoy hot noodle soup because the weather here can be extremely hot. …

  • Tofu Udon

    ‘Kitsune’ Udon

    ’Kitsune’ means ‘Fox’ in Japanese. ‘Kitsune Udon’ can be literally translated as ‘Fox Udon’ but it has nothing to do with the foxes. No one knows why this Udon dish is called with its name. As a food, ‘Kitsune’ is ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu) that is seasoned and added to noodle dishes as a topping. …

  • Clear Soup Egg Mushrooms

    Egg & Enoki Soup

    Egg Soup is everyone’s favourite. When you add whisked Egg into hot soup, Egg is instantly cooked and comes up to the surface. However, if the soup is slightly thickened with a small amount of Starch, the Egg floats in the soup evenly. In Japan, this type of Clear Soup with Egg is called ‘Kakitama-jiru’. …

  • Clear Soup Fish

    Sardine Balls for Soup

    My son doesn’t like to eat fish that have bones. Even the filleted Sardines still have fine bones and he is reluctant to eat them. When he was very young, he got a fish bone stuck in the throat for three days. When it finally came out, we were all shocked at the size of …

  • Clear Soup Prawn & Shrimp

    Prawn Wonton Soup

    On a cold day, warm soup for dinner makes my family happy. Last night, I was just about to make Tofu & Egg Soup that is my children’s favourite, but I changed my mind when I saw frozen prawns in my freezer. I made Prawn Wonton Soup instead. We can buy wonton wrappers from most …

  • Udon

    Udon in Soup

    Udon noodles are most commonly served in hot soup with toppings such as Tempura, Kakiage Tempura or ‘Abura-age’ cooked just like ‘Inari-zushi’ wrappers. My home town is close to Kagawa prefecture that is famous for ‘Sanuki Udon’ and I grew up with the delicious noodles. Imported Frozen ‘Sanuki Udon’ are available from most Asian grocers …

  • Chicken

    Chicken Balls

    Mix everything together and drop tablespoonfuls into boiling stock to cook, then season the stock as you like. You can enjoy these nutritious Chicken Balls with delicious soup. You may wish to add some cooked noodles or rice to make this dish a filling meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 400 to 500g Chicken Mince1 small …

  • Chicken Clear Soup

    Chicken Ball Soup

    Drop Chicken Ball mixture into boiling Dashi Stock OR Chicken Stock to cook. It is an easy yet very nutritious soup. Adding Udon Noodles and some extra Vegetables makes this soup a very satisfying meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock or Chicken Stock1 teaspoon Salt1 tablespoon Soy Sauce Chicken Balls 200 to …

  • Clear Soup Mushrooms Tofu

    Tofu & Enoki Soup

    Enoki can be replaced with Shiitake, Shimeji, Oyster Mushrooms OR other Asian mushrooms. You may wish to add some Eggs. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock  *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page1 teaspoon Salt1 tablespoon Soy Sauce1/2 to 1 block Tofu *soft type100 to 200g Enoki2 Spring Onions *finely Chopped Method Cut Tofu and Enoki into small …

  • Clear Soup Egg Tofu

    Tofu & Egg Soup

    This is my children’s favourite Clear Soup that their Obaa-san (Grandmother) in Japan used to cook for them. She always uses ‘Iriko’ (Dried Baby Sardines / Anchovies) for this soup. For us, this soup got to be cooked with ‘Iriko’ OR ‘Iriko’ Dashi Powder, but you can use any Dashi stock of your choice. Makes …

  • Clear Soup

    Basic Clear Soup

    Clear soup is usually seasoned with Salt and Soy Sauce. Depending on the ingredients, Sake (Rice Wine) and Mirin are also used. The above image is the clear soup with a piece of Cod, Enoki and Spring Onion. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page1 teaspoon Salt1 tablespoons Soy Sauce Add two or …