Miso Soup


One of my friends takes me with her when she goes on business to another town sometimes and we always go to a sushi bar with great miso soup. She figured out how to recreate it and taught me how in one of our recent study-and-cook afternoons together. It required a few ingredients from Taobao, but they’re all really well priced and last for a long time! This will be fun to make when we have sushi parties at our house.


4 cups water

5 mushrooms, sliced

1 Tablespoon of this seaweed (will expand when cooking)

1/2 block tofu, chopped into small cubes

2 Tablespoons miso paste

1 teaspoon fish essence granules

1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

2 green onions, chopped

Directions and Notes

1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.

2. Meanwhile, put the seaweed in a small bowl and add a little water to hydrate it.

3. When the water has boiled, add the mushrooms. Boil 2-3 minutes over medium heat.

4. Add the tofu, miso, fish essence granules, and salt. Stir until the miso is evenly mixed with the water.

5. Stir in the now-hydrated seaweed

6. Remove from heat and top with green onions.


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