Cheat’s spiced miso and dumpling soup

Cheat’s spiced miso and dumpling soup
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Ready in 15 minutes

Using ready-made dumplings turns this Japanese miso noodle soup recipe into a quick, filling and healthy supper.


  • 1 litre good-quality fresh chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, sliced into thin matchsticks
  • 3 tbsp miso paste
  • 115g pack dim sum dumplings
  • 300g pack mixed stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 160g dried udon noodles
  • 2 spring onions, shredded


  1. Place the chicken stock and ginger in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Whisk in the miso paste, then add the dumplings and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the stir-fry vegetables and chilli and simmer for a further 2 minutes until just tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the noodles in a separate pan of boiling water for 6 minutes or according to the pack instructions, then drain and divide between 2 bowls.
  4. Pour the soup and dumplings over the noodles and top with the shredded spring onion. Serve with soy sauce and lime wedges, if you like.

delicious. tips

  1. For a veggie option, substitute pan fried marinated tofu.


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