Okinawan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Japan is famous not only for their culture, but also for their cuisine.

The Japanese have low risk of acquiring diseases such as heart disease, due to their healthy eating habits. Aside from their healthy lifestyle and cuisine, Japan is a country full of interesting and unique things. Join Thrive in learning more about these traditional Japanese dishes!

Okinawan Cream of Mushroom Soup


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 T avocado oil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 ½ cup of shitake mushrooms (or a combination of shiitake, enoki and shimeji mushrooms)
  • 1 t ginger, grated
  • 2 cups organic soy milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 T miso paste



In a large pot stir fry onion in oil. Add a dash of salt and cook until soft. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté until soft. Add ginger, soy milk and bay leaf and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off heat, remove bay leaf and add miso stirring in to combine well.

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