This recipe grants you a lot of latitude for adding secondary ingredients to turn the miso in any direction you prefer. Add a dried Thai chili for heat, substitute pork or chicken broth for half of the dashi or add a touch of honey for a pleasant complementary sweetness.

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Miso Ramen Broth

Recipe presented by Jay Andrews

Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 quart


  • 2 Tbsp Aka Miso (Red Miso)
  • 2 Tbsp Shiro Miso (White Miso)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp Sake
  • 2 Tbsp Rendered Bacon Fat or Other Pork Fat
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 quart Dashi


  1. Add the ingredients to a saucepan. 

  2. Simmer the ingredients until the miso pastes dissolve, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Notes

Get the recipe for dashi broth here!