Sake Lees Soup with Salmon

This is a Japanese soup made with sake lees (sake kasu). It’s called kasu jiru and salmon is a typical ingredient for Japanese sake lees soup. *This soup contains some alcohol.
Japanese Soup Recipes


  • 4 cup dashi soup
  • 1/4 daikon, 1/2 lb, peeled and sliced into 1/3 inch thick half rounds
  • 1/2 carrot, 4 oz, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick half rounds or rounds
  • 2 taro potatoes or small potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 salmon steaks or fillets, bones removed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 leaves hakusai Chinese cabbage, cut into about 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 oz sake lees
  • miso (*optional)


Put daikon, carrot, potatoes, and dashi soup in a large pot. Simmer on medium heat until vegetables are softened. Add salmon and chinese cabbage in the pot and simmer until cooked. Take some dashi soup from the pot and pour over sake kasu in a small bowl. Melt sake kasu. Add the melted sake kasu in the soup and simmer for a few minutes. Taste the soup and season with a little miso if needed.
*makes 4 servings

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