Miso Soup with Clams

I used to dislike miso soup a lot. Back when I was still innocent and knew nothing about Japanese food. Miso always comes in the set meal when we have Japanese food. It smelled so bad and I would usually leave it without even touching it. However, things started to change when I grew older. Right now, this fermented bean soup is the first thing I will take when eating Japanese food.

Oh~ before we continue, we have a fun fact for you. Do you know that miso is good for our digest system? Like yogurt, miso is high in probiotics which helps in our digest system. Constipation or upset tummy? Try miso every meal and it might help.

Umami is best described as the taste of miso. Nowadays, it is very easy to get miso paste that comes with dashi in it. All you have to do is dissolve it in hot water and you will have yourself a nice bowl of miso soup. But what if you got bored of classic miso soup with tofu and kombu? Then my friend, you should definitely give clam miso soup a try!

Let’s just say clam miso soup is like an upgraded version of classic miso soup. Like a DLC in a video game. You can enjoy the game without it but with it, it enhances the experience further. Same story here. The clams make your miso soup much tastier and more umami. Without it, your miso soup still tastes umami because of the kombu. The extra umami and also a little hint of ocean taste from the clams makes it more delicious.

Making clam miso soup is super easy and I think you should give it a try. All you need is your favourite clams, miso paste (with or without dashi), and some finely chopped spring onion. It takes no time to make. Just remember to take some effort to clean your clams though. You don’t want sands in your soup 😊.

If you like miso and you like clams, you should definitely try to make clams miso soup at home.

Clam miso soup

Savoury miso soup with clams
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 portions


  • Saucepan


  • 300 g Clams (choose your favourite clams)
  • 2 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Miso paste (preferable with dashi)
  • 1 Spring onion (finely chopped)


  • We first start by cleaning the clams. Rinse it a few times and brush the shell with a clean brush. Make sure there are no sands.
  • Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan.
  • Once boiled, add the clean clams in then switch the heat to medium low and cook the clams with lid on until they are all opened. Skim the scums out if any.
  • When the clams are cooked, lower the heat to minimum. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of miso paste in it.
  • Adjust the tasting with some salt if needed.
  • Pour the soup into your favourite bowl, sprinkle some spring onion on top, and we are done. Enjoy your miso soup~
Keyword clam miso soup, lala miso soup, miso soup


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