Bento Box Soup

barbara lentz


Bento box soup is a Japanese soup that is served in a box with different compartments so you can put the soup together when ready to eat. That way the fresh ingredients stay fresh and are added right before eating. This is so good.


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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 oz
    soba noodles
  • 4 c
    chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1
    6 inch strip kombu (dried seaweed)
  • 3
    green tea bags
  • 1
    carrot shredded
  • 1/2 c
    shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 4 oz
    firm tofu cubed (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    white miso paste
  • 4
    scallions sliced on a diagonal
  • 1/2
    lemon juiced
  • 1 c
    spinach leaves chopped
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro chopped

How to Make Bento Box Soup


  1. Cook the soba noodles in boiling salted water until done. Drain and drizzle with 1/4 tsp. sesame oil toss to coat. Set aside.
  2. Put the broth in the same pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the kombu and tea bags. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. remove the kombu and tea bags with slotted spoon and discard. add the carrot, mushrooms, tofu if using and soy sauce.Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Put 1/4 cup broth in a bowl with the miso and let it dissolve then add it to the pot. Stir in the scallions, lemon juice, and remaining sesame oil.
  5. Place the noodles in a serving bowl. Top with some spinach ladle broth over top and top with cilantro

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About Bento Box Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Japanese

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