Japanese Corn Soup

This Japanese-inspired corn soup is silky, delicate, and slightly sweet. We replaced the classic heavy cream with silken tofu to keep the fats low and make it vegan.

Japanese Corn Soup with Silken Tofu


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs25.5 g9.3%
of which Sugars9.8 g10.9%
Fibers3.4 g12%
Fats10.4 g16%
of which Saturates1.7 g8.3%
of which Omega 30.2 g17.4%
Proteins9.5 g20.7%
Calcium37 mg3.7%
Vitamin A19 mcg2.8%
Vitamin C11 mg14.7%
Iron1.8 mg12.2%
Potassium548 mg15.7%
Sodium50 mg2.2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal234 11.7%
Macro split
  • net carbs 52%
  • sugars 20%
  • fats 21%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 20%
  • fibers 7%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
234 per serving

We absolutely love Japanese cuisine, and we have made many tasty recipes, like garlic fried rice and vegan katsu curry. So, today we want to show you how to make this Japanese-style corn soup. You might not be familiar with this dish as it isn't as popular as the classic miso soup, but we promise it will become your new favourite.

This silky, delicate, and slightly sweet soup is prepared with a base of sizzled onion, garlic, and ginger simmered with sweet corn, silken tofu, and a pinch of turmeric. Then, we blended all into a golden velouté and passed it through a sieve for an extra-smooth finish. When you strain the soup, you'll lose some of its fibres, so it's up to you: you can leave it as a corn purée soup or turn it into a silky corn potage.

While the classic recipe includes heavy cream, we made ours with silken tofu. This type of tofu is soft, smooth, and blends easily into a light cream. Not only tofu is low in fats, but it also packs a source of complete plant-based proteins.

A serving of this corn soup has only 196kcal, but it covers almost 20% of your RDI for proteins. Ready in under 30 minutes, from pot to bowl, this recipe is as quick as delicious!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of silken tofu?

While the classic corn soup includes butter and heavy cream, we made ours without any dairy product. Our vegan corn potage, instead, is prepared with silken tofu, which blends into a creamy velouté.

If you can't eat soy, you can replace tofu with:

  • Plant-based milk and flour

  • Arrowroot starch and water

  • Soaked cashew nuts

Can I use frozen corn?

Absolutely, this recipe works fine with any type of corn: fresh, canned or frozen.

What can I serve with this cream of corn?

You can enjoy this golden soup as a main with a side of steamed rice or our Japanese garlic rice and greens. Also, you can serve this corn velouté as a starter before tempura dishes, katsu curry, or even sushi.


Measuring System
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tbsp
Brown Onion1
Garlic Cloves2
Fresh Ginger Root10 g
Sweet Corn500 g
Turmeric1/2 tsp
Silken Tofu280 g
Nori Sheets (optional)1
Spring Onion to taste

Step 1

Sizzle finely chopped onions in oil until they soften.

Then, add crushed garlic and grated ginger root and cook them for a few minutes or until the garlic is fragrant.

Sizzled onions, garlic, and ginger

Step 2

Add sweet corn and turmeric powder and then pour just enough water to cover the corn by two fingers.

Bring the water to a boil and then simmer the soup covered for 10 minutes.

Cooked sweet corn soup

Step 3

Now, tip in diced silken tofu and cook the soup for five more minutes.

Then, season with salt to taste.

Silken tofu in corn soup

Step 4

Blend the corn soup into a creamy velouté using an immersion blender or food processor.

At this point, the cream of corn will be somewhat smooth, but it will still have a few bits.

If you prefer a silky finish, we recommend passing the soup through a sieve after blending it. You'll lose some of the fibres, but it will taste delicious.

Blended japanese corn soup

Step 5

Divide the corn potage among serving bowls and top it with flaked nori and chopped spring onions.

Sieved japanese corn soup with nori seaweed


  • Add one teaspoon of smoked paprika powder to the cream of corn for extra flavour.

  • You can roast the sweet corn with salt and pepper in the oven. Then, add it to the soup pot and follow our recipe as above.