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7 Satisfying Japanese Soups and Stews for Winter

Whether you want to bulk up like a sumo wrestler, or simply warm up the family with nutritious dinners this winter, our selection of seven Japanese soups and stews will see you through the cooler months.

Beef sukiyaki

Japan’s answer to the hot pot, this sukiyaki Japanese-style beef stew uses lean beef, mushrooms, tofu and cabbage for a nutritious and delicious winter dinner.

Sukiyaki Japanese Beef Stew

Tempura soba

A go-to dish in the snow-covered depths of the Japanese winter, this tempura soba teams golden-fried vegetables with a piping-hot dashi broth.

Tempura Soba - Buckwheat Noodle Soup

Miso ramen

Another must-try Japanese recipe for winter is miso ramen, which combines the health benefits of miso paste with nutritious vegetables and the carby comfort of ramen noodles.

miso ramen recipe

Tofu & wakame udon

A one-bowl wonder, this virtuous Japanese winter recipe of tofu and wakame udon is brimming with ingredients that may offer the secret to a long life.

Tofu and Wakame Udon recipe

Tonkotsu noodle soup

This simplified version of tonkotsu noodle soup uses smoky bacon and Japanese seasonings to create the flavours of traditional pork-bone broth.


Miso soup

A must-have side dish year-round, miso soup is particularly satisfying during the cool winter months.

Miso Soup Recipe

Japanese beef curry

Delicate spices, hearty beef and robust winter vegetables make this Japanese beef curry an easy midweek dinner for the whole family.

Japanese Beef Curry recipe

For more winter inspiration for every night of the week, take a look at our top chicken soup recipes or read about winter’s best ingredients.

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