Miso Shrimp and Noodle Soup

One of my favorite things about going to Japanese restaurants when I lived in Vancouver was the free miso soup that would come with every sushi order. I literally would pay $6.00 plus tip for 18 pieces of sushi, free miso soup, and sometimes even a salad. Life was GOOD. But since i’ve left Vancouver to live in Toronto, the sushi standards just aren’t… as high here. But the bills are twice as high. It’s awful.

Miso Shrimp and Noodle Soup

Anyway i’ve been missing my miso soup LOTS, so I decided I would take matters into my own hands and make some myself. Obviously I didn’t actually make the miso… I went to the store and bought a massive package of it (which I still have 95% of it left and don’t know what to do with it. Totally worth it for this soup though).Β Although miso definitely is quite high in sodium, I think the addition of noodles and mushroom to this soup make it a bit less salty than plain miso soup at a sushi joint.

Miso Shrimp and Noodle Soup

I brought this soup for myΒ lunch for the week, but wasn’t thinking straight when I packed it all up – unfortunately I put both the soup and the noodles in the same container and brought that to work. When I opened it up the next day, almost ALL of the soup had been soaked into the noodles!! When I heated it up it became a bit more liquid-y, but I would suggest even bringing one container with the soup, and the second with the noodles. Yes, yes I know that is a lot of containers, but TOTALLY worth it. Because this soup is so delicious.

Miso Shrimp and Noodle Soup

Miso Shrimp and Noodle Soup
Recipe Type: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Japanese/Asian
Author: Beverley Cheng
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 large leek sliced (remove the hard bits at the top)
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • 2 L vegetable broth
  • 1 package no egg/chow mien noodles
  • 3 tablespoons miso paste
  • 15-20 shrimps, de veined and de shelled
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • On Top
  • Green onions
  • Thai basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Heat up the sesame oil in a large pot. Add in the ginger, leeks, green onion, and mushrooms. Saute for 5 minutes
  2. Add in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Bring the heat down to a simmer and add the miso paste. Stir until completely broken up
  3. Add the noodles carefully, and let cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the shrimp and boil until they are pink and cooked through.
  5. Serve in bowls (or containers), and top with green onion and basil

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  1. Mehran

    23 June

    Hey there, I follow you on Instagram and a am a big fan! saw this amazing and delicious recipe on here – stupid question. What and where can I get 2L of vegetable broth!?
    Can I prepare it on my own to add to your recipe?!

    Thanks so much.

    MJ

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      Hey! No problem – I just used little broth cubes that I put into boiling water and followed the directions (i.e. 1 cube for 500 mL, so I would use 4 cubes for 2L!)

  2. Ashley

    23 June

    Miso soup is soooo good. This looks wonderful! Makes me want to slurp up a bowl for lunch!

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      Hahah its definitely a slurping type of soup… very messy haha

  3. Miso soup is one of the best things for sure, that and seaweed salad!
    I am heading out to Vancouver this fall and I can’t wait to get a good sushi fix.

  4. I LOVE miso soup! I totally need to make this πŸ™‚

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      mmm i know. so good at any time of year!

  5. This looks so delicious! I’ve been wanting to make my own miso soup for a long time.

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      oo i hope you do! its pretty simple

  6. This looks so yummy! I love Japanese soups with lots of noodles πŸ™‚ So carb-y and delicious!

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      i know!! the best soups are packed with carbs IMO haha

  7. $6 sushi? That alone makes me want to go to Vancouver! This soup looks amazing!

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      i KNOW. thats what happens when you have an insanely competitive market with sushi stores on every corner

  8. This looks so comforting and delicious! Love miso soup and adding noodles and shrimp sounds even more amazing! I could go for a big bowl right now! Yum!

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      the shrimp was a perfect touch and great for adding protein πŸ™‚

  9. marcie

    24 June

    I love miso soup, and this one looks especially good with the shrimp! Pinned.

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      same!! thanks a lot πŸ™‚

  10. Pia

    25 June

    I can’t wait to try this! I’ve never really thought about making noodle soup myself!
    Also, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here:Β 
    http://www.gymbagsandjetlags.com/2015/06/the-versatile-blogger-award

    • beverleyc

      25 June

      I hope you love it! And thank you!! You’re so lovely – i will check it out asap πŸ™‚

  11. mira

    29 June

    Awesome soup! Will be trying it soon! Pinned!

    • beverleyc

      30 June

      Enjoy! xx

  12. Cris

    1 July

    Oh my, I will try it TODAY! :)) I love shrimps (prawns), noodles, mushrooms – so Miso soup for the day. Thanks for this great idea! xx

  13. This miso shrimp and noodle soup looks amazing!!!!!

    • beverleyc

      14 July

      Thank you!!

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