This is a family favorite in our home. It is not only beautiful, it is also light, flavorful and healthy. If you have leftover rice, you can make it in less than 20 min. You will need to make a trip to an Asian market for dashi powder though.

Specialty Store – Asian market

Instant Dashi powder. Dashi powder is a fish soup stock essential to Japanese cooking. I don’t think you will regret the effort to get ahold of this. I will post a chicken soup in the near future, which also uses dashi powder. And I have a feeling, that if you give this soup a try, you will be glad you have dashi powder in your pantry. Just a hunch.

  • 6 cup / 1.5 l water
  • 2-3 green tea bags
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml mirin
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml soy sauce
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 5 green onions, chopped finely
  • 1 envelope instant dashi powder
  • Sesame oil for frying
  • Salmon, 2 pieces app. 1 pound / 450 gr


  • Black sesame seeds
  • Nori seaweed, cut into pieces
  1. Cook fresh rice or warm leftover rice.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a pot and turn the heat off.
  3. Add the green tea bags and leave in for a few min.
  4. Heat sesame oil in a pan and fry the salmon.
  5. Add instant dashi powder, mirin, soy sauce and salt to the green tea.
  6. Add green onions. Heat the soup, but do not boil.
  7. Serve in bowls: first rice, then soup, then salmon, then topping.

The inspiration for this soup comes from a Danish cookbook called Japansk mad på dansk, Japanese food in Danish. I have added soy sauce and mirin to the original recipe. You can leave both out and serve with wasabi to add more flavor.

You may also like this salmon soba soup with dashi powder:

Salmon soba soup with sesame paste

3 thoughts on “Green Tea Salmon Soup

  1. Thank you both for your feedback! Much appreciated. I can reveal that the soup tastes as good as it looks 🙂 At least I think so and I hope you do too. I would be grateful if you have time to share what you think about the soup, when you have tried it.

  2. I love salmon, Asian food and especially soups…and all put together…wow!! I must try it!

  3. Whauu, beautifully served and looks really delicious –
    This recipe must be tested 🙂 – off to Asian market ….

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