Japanese Clear Onion Soup Recipe

Japanese Clear Onion Soup

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Japanese Clear Onion Soup

A while go we attended a birthday celebration at a Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse. It was my first time at one and I completely fell in love with a simple clear onion broth we were served as a starter. The name is Japanese Clear Onion soup!

I couldn’t believe how tasty that little bowl of brown broth was (haha)!

As with everything we eat, if we love it, we immediately know that we will eventually do our own recreation of it. This was no different.

After some research, planning, cooking and taste-testing, we finally perfected our very own Japanese Clear Onion Soup recipe.

Japanese Clear Onion Soup

What are clear onion soup ingredients?

With just 6 simple and easy vegetable ingredients, this is the perfect quick and easy vegetarian appetizer soup for your traditional Japanese (or Chinese) themed dinner party or if you’re just doing some fun homemade Benihana for the family.

If you’re like me, you’ll make it just because you love soup (and because this one is incredibly light and easy…and DELICIOUS).

So what ingredients goes into a Japanese Onion Soup recipe?

  1. Onion (Duh!)
  2. Carrot, Celery and Garlic (for depth of flavor)
  3. Mushrooms and Scallions (for garnish)
  4. Coconut Aminos (or Soy Sauce) and Sriracha (to boosting it to epic flavor proportions)

It is a very simple vegetable clear soup. So, it isn’t very substantial, but that’s exactly what makes it perfect as a starter. Or as a light meal with very low calories – perfect for weight loss.

So, now that you know what you need, now you need to know how to make this great clear broth mushroom soup.

How to make Japanese Clear Onion Soup for an Appetizer?

The best thing about this recipe, is that there’s hardly any hands on time, as with the majority of Living Chirpy recipes. What I’m trying to say is that you have no excuse to not impress your dinner guests with this cute little soup.

Even something as simple as “Clear Onion Soup” can seem special if you serve it as an appetizer in a pretty little bowl and an authentic little spoon.

Japanese Clear Onion Soup
  1. So, you start by frying the onions in a little bit of oil (preferably sesame oil for extra flavor) until they start to caramelize brown.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer away for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the vegetables from the water (don’t need to throw them away! I blend them and mix them in with my toddler’s food. Or I just snack on it myself)
  4. Garnish it with thinly sliced mushrooms and chopped scallions.
  5. Voilà!
  6. Japanese Clear Onion Soup is ready to be served.
Japanese Clear Onion Soup

So, if you’re sold on making this as an appetizer! Why not check out some of our other healthy Asian-inspired recipes to serve up as a main dish!

  1. Cauliflower Fried Rice
  2. Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki
  3. Authentic Beef Ramen with Zoodles
  4. Mongolian Pork Stir Fry

Also, check out these great recipes and roundups from other bloggers:

  1. Whole30 Paleo Poke Bowl
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Japanese Clear Onion Soup

Instruction Video – How to make Clear Onion Soup:

 

Japanese Clear Onion Soup Recipe:

Japanese Clear Onion Soup

4.15 from 99 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Roche Woodworth

Ingredients

  • 2 • onions [diced]
  • 6 cups • vegetable broth or water [whichever you have at hand]
  • 2 • celery stalks [diced]
  • 2 • carrots [peeled and diced]
  • 2 • garlic cloves [minced]
  • handful • button mushrooms [thinly sliced]
  • handful • sliced scallions
  • to taste • salt and pepper
  • to taste • soy sauce
  • to taste • Sriracha

Instructions

  • Sauté the onions in a pot in a little bit of oil until slightly browned.
  • Add the carrot, celery, and garlic and 6 cups of vegetable broth/water.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Strain the veggies from the broth and add the mushrooms and scallions before serving.
For a fully compliant soup, use Coconut Aminos instead of Soy Sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.9g | Protein: 8.9g | Fat: 2.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 1176mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 5.3g | Calcium: 44% | Iron: 9%
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Japanese Onion Soup Nutritional Information & Calories

Japanese Clear Onion Soup

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135 thoughts on “Japanese Clear Onion Soup Recipe”

  1. I have made tons of recipes for this soup. This one takes the CAKE!! When it gets cold I love to make soups each week to have with dinner. This soup will go into our rotation!

  2. I was wondering where the vitamin D comes from?

    Other than that…, This recipe is awesome !

    I had to move far away from my favorite sushi restaurant but now I can make this soup myself thanks to ya’ll, (:

    Also for people wondering what to do with the veggies, I left them in the soup for fiber content.

    (other details: I made mine with red onions and I just used water bc I didn’t like the veggie broth I bought… btw, there’s gluten free soy sauce out there, I bought mine at whole foods)

    Tasted delicious!!

  3. This was amazing to try! I had always wanted to make Japanese food and this is what got me started! It was so simple and easy! I’ve had it several ways, I’ve even left the veggies in it and added chicken to it! It made a great chicken veggie soup!

    1. Hi! It’s not that we (and I’m talking about us running the blog) think soy sauce is “bad” for you, but since we are a healthy low-carb blog and soy sauce is made from a legume (which is high carb and inflammatory). We recommend Coconut Aminos to people that are on a strict low carb diet.

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