Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oishii: Miso soup

Don't you love going to Japanese restaurants and starting off with a steaming bowl of miso soup?

I think many people (including me) get  intimidated by Asian foods because they are not familiar with the ingredients, but this soup is actually very easy to make. It does involve a couple of ingredients that might not be available at your local grocery store, but don't get scared! I found this website that gives a great basic overview of the two less-familiar ingredients needed for miso soup: dashi stock (the Japanese version of chicken stock) and miso paste. The recipe I linked to also includes wakame, or dried seaweed, but you don't have to use that (I prefer my miso soup without seaweed). 

Let me know if you give it a shot and how it turned out!

2 comments:

MJ said...

OH thank you!!! My kids double thank you!!

Obaitori Spiritual Mothering said...

Beautiful. Yes, I love that nourishing added extra of care and love when I sit down in a great Japanese restaurant of Miso! My children too love it. Thank you for the link. It is cooling down here and I'm about to change over to the darker shades of miso. Katie x