Soy Milk Hot Pot

December 8, 2021

Japanese style soy milk hot pot is easy to make. I usually buy pre-made nabe broth from the Japanese grocery store but we got tired of eating the same few products, so I decided to try something else. This was a hit, so I wanted to jot down the broth ingredients before I forget.


  • [Broth] Water, 2 cups
  • Soy milk, 2 cups
  • Vegetable bouillon, 2 packets
  • Konbu dashi, 1 packet
  • Bonito dashi or Hondashi
  • White miso
  • [Toppings] Napa cabbage
  • Mushrooms
  • Tofu
  • Daikon, etc


  1. Combine water, soy milk, and the various dashi and bouillon / powders.
  2. Add in daikon and cook over medium heat - we don't want the broth to boil too much.
  3. Add in the other various toppings, with ingredients that cook the easiest (like leafy greens) last.
  4. Before serving, taste test and add white miso.

The “vegetable bouillon” or 野菜ブイヨン is basically packets of powder that I get from my local Japanese grocery store. Recently it’s been so in-demand that I see it in stock at the store maybe once a month.

Other toppings that my family enjoys include fish tofu, mizuna, and fish and/or pork.

The recipe linked below helped me a lot.