Japanese Clear Onion Soup

An easy Japanese Clear Onion Soup recipe. A simple light, clear soup just like the one on your local Hibachi Steakhouse menu.

Japanese Clear Onion Soup

A reasonable soup is as the name proposes, a lavishly enhanced clear fluid stock that can be produced using any meats, vegetables, herbs, flavors and flavorings. It must be endured the end, on the grounds that an exacting meaning of “clear soup” implies that no strong parts can be available in the soup.
Japanese Clear Onion Soup explicitly is a light, clear soup produced using a meat or vegetable stock with a solid onion season. It is stewed for 30 minutes to open the flavors and afterward stressed to accomplish an unmistakable and tasty onion soup.
Bonafide Japanese Clear Soup is for the most part embellished with new cut scallions and meagerly cut mushrooms.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people


  • 4 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken or beef broth as well, or a combination of both if you have it. be sure to use a low sodium variety)
  • 1 onions (diced)
  • 0.68 celery stalks (diced)
  • 1 carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 0.7 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 0.3 tbsp tsp ginger (minced)
  • 0.7 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup button mushrooms (very thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup cup scallions (sliced)
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • to taste soy sauce (optional)
  • to taste Sriracha (optional)


  • Sauté the onions in a pot in a little bit of oil until slightly carmelized. About 10 minutes.
  • Add the carrot, celery, garlic, and ginger, sesame oil, and broth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the veggies from the broth.
  • Add a handful of scallions and thinly sliced mushrooms to bowls. Ladle the soup on top.
  • Optional: Add a splash of soy sauce and sriracha to taste.


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