Quick and Easy Miso Soup In a Cup

If you’re after a healthy recipe that takes no more than ten minutes to put together then this is the one.

Going Solo

For a great work lunch load up your cup with all the ingredients in the recipe below and pop on a lid.  Once lunch time rolls around just add boiling water and allow a few minutes for the noodles to soften and the broth to cool down.

For work I use a large soup mug and cover it with plastic cling wrap.  If I’m making school lunch for the kids I use large paper coffee cups with lids as they are easy to handle and unbreakable.

The Hikari Miso paste below comes in little sachets which are available from the Asian section of the supermarket.  Alternatively, you can buy your Miso in a larger package and scoop a spoonful into your cup.

Miso Soup in a Cup

At Home For the Family

To prepare a larger quantity of this soup at home for family or guests, multiply the ingredients below by the number of people you are feeding. Load up your soup bowls with noodles, mushrooms, shallots, carrots, coriander and bean sprouts, placing the noodles at the bottom, sprouts and coriander at the top and everything else somewhere in the middle.

In the meantime, boil up a saucepan of water, Miso paste and maybe soy sauce if you prefer a saltier flavour.  Once the broth is hot and the paste dissolves, pour into each bowl and garnish with extra coriander and sprouts.

So easy and so good for you.


Quick and Easy Miso Soup in a Cup

Full of veggies, noodles and flavour, this is one of those recipes that you will come back to time and time again.

Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Steeping Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Helen


  • 1 handful uncooked Rice Vermicelli Noodles
  • 1/3 cup Dried Sliced Shitake Mushrooms broken up into small pieces
  • 10 fine slices Carrot
  • 2 teaspoons Fried Shallots
  • 1/3 cup sprouts leave extra for added garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander, chopped leave extra for added garnish
  • 1 tablespoon or sachet Miso Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce Optional for those who like it saltier
  • Boiling water to fill cup


  1. Place all ingredients except boiling water into a cup. Put uncooked noodles at the bottom and Miso paste at the top and everything else in between.  Refrigerate until required.

  2. Pour boiling water into your cup directly over the miso paste to ensure the paste dissolves as you pour.  Stir Ingredients then cover cup and allow to sit for 5 minutes to ensure noodles soften.

  3. After five minutes, remove cover / lid and give the soup another good stir to ensure miso is completely dissolved and mixed through before eating.

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