Hanpen Miso Soup Recipe

HANPEN miso soup

Have you tried HANPEN: a cake of ground fish combined with starch and steamed ?
You can see fluffy HANPEN in Oden (traditional Japanese stew) at Japanese convenience store beside cashier. That’s one of the best way to eat HANPEN as ingredient in Oden.


Without the water (or soup), HANPEN is already very fluffy and nice but it becomes even more fluffy if it’s cooked with the water.
Oden has simple bonito and konbu stock, and it makes HANPEN so delicious! As you can imagine, miso soup should be very suitable for HANPEN too. Let’s make fluffy and great miso soup today!

【Recipe (2 servings)】

1 oz miso paste (fermented soybean paste)*1
1 teaspoon dashi granules*2
2 oz HANPEN, Cut into bite-sized
1 oz carrot, Sliced
2 oz shimeji mushrooms
1.7 cups (400ml) water

*1 Feel free to adjust the amounts of miso paste to your liking.
*2 If miso paste already contains dashi, don’t need dashi granules.


1. Heat water and carrot in a saucepan for 2 min.

2. Add HANPEN, shimeji mushrooms, and dashi granules. Simmer again for 3 min. Then remove from heat.

3. Add miso paste and stir until miso is completely melted.

HANPEN miso soup
HANPEN miso soup

Ready to eat!

When I took a bite, I thought “like a marshmallow” is the best word to describe HANPEN’s texture!! That’s happily fluffy and delicious.
HANPEN is amazing material because it has low-calorie, low‐salt, and low-fat! Please try this healthy and delicious miso soup.

Enjoy your miso soup!

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