The worldfamous miso soup
Miso-shiru (Miso soup) is considered to be the soul of Japan and is an indispensable part of the Japanese cuisine. This traditional soup is especially healthy and gives your body a soothing sensation of warmth. In addition, it has only about 90 kilocalories! The Japanese Miso soup is one of the best-known Japanese dishes and is served in almost every Japanese restaurant as a side dish. With its savory and light taste, the soup neutralizes salty foods and calms the palate. The classic Miso soup is based on the Japanese miso paste, which consists of fermented soybeans and sticky rice.
Ingredients of miso soup
The classic miso soup consists of water, Dashi (broth), miso (spiced paste), wakame (algae), spring onions and tofu. Of course, there are many more combination options that can vary from family to family. Below you can see which ingredients can be used for a Miso soup. Here you can combine as you like:
Basic ingredients: water, Dashi (broth), miso and mostly wakame and spring onions.
Other ingredients: beef, chicken or pork, leek, sesame, sweet potatoes, eggplant, cabbage (delicious!), onions, clams, mushrooms and many more. Try for yourself what tastes you best!
- Jagaimo miso-shiru: potatoes, tofu
- Kabocha miso-shiru: pumpkin (Hokkaido pumpkin)
- Hourensou Miso-Shiru: spinach without wakame
- Aburaage miso-shiru: Deep fried tofu