Soba noodle soup with shrimp

Barb Brillantes

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When I'm busy running around town and don’t have much time to cook, a quick soup is usually what I make. This is a delicious and comforting meal that you can easily alter. It's a Japanese noodle soup that combines healthy broccoli with shrimp and miso.

Soba noodle soup with shrimp

You can find the miso paste and soba noodles in most grocery stores in the Asian foods aisle. I love this super easy and adaptable noodle soup recipe. It's absolutely perfect for a chilly night in!

Soba noodle soup with shrimp

Yields 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces soba noodles
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 pound frozen uncooked shrimp
  • 1/2 cup fresh green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup tofu, cubed
  • Salt and red pepper flakes, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the miso paste, hot water and ginger until miso has dissolved; set aside.
  2. In a wok or large pot, boil the broth. Add soba noodles to the broth, and then cover and simmer for about 5 minutes. Place the broccoli florets and shrimp over noodles. Cover and simmer until the shrimp and broccoli are cooked, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the miso and ginger mixture. To taste, add salt and red pepper flakes, then add tofu and green onions.

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Barb Brillantes
Barb is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who is obsessed with anything food-related. She originally started her blog, Wishful Chef, to connect to other food lovers and to showcase the dishes she would serve on her menu if she were a chef. Her dishes are simple, using high quality, fresh ingredients whenever possible. Barb is not vegetarian, however, she tries to cook healthy dishes with a focus on whole grains and vegetables.