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japanese clear soup in white bowl

Hibachi Japanese Clear Soup

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Japanese Clear Soup is a classic hibachi starter that is flavorful, healthy, and easier than you think to make at home!


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (can use canola oil or peanut oil to substitute)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 carrots or about a cup of carrots slices
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • mushrooms and green onion for serving


  1. Chop vegetables into 1 inch pieces.
  2. In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and sear to caramelize the outside. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add both broths to the pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove veggies.
  6. Serve with thinly sliced mushroom and chopped green onion.

Keywords: Japanese clear soup