miso soup


My favorite part of going out for sushi is the miso soup. Sure, I love Rainbow Rolls and my favorite Spicy Tuna Roll, but I really love starting my meal with miso soup. The warm, salty broth meets your lips with the cool, smooth porcelain spoon. ┬áSlurp away, you don’t even need the sushi!

Miso Soup - 2 servings

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp miso + more to taste
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 block tofu, diced into cubes
  • dried wakame

Soak wakame in hot water for at least 20 minutes. Drain water, cut into bite sized pieces and set aside. (Be sure to cut around the stem)

Heat broth and water in sauce pan. Add miso and whisk until miso is dissolved.

Add wakame, green onions and tofu to broth mixture and bring to a simmer.

Taste and add more miso if needed. (I added about 1 more Tbsp)

11 Comments (Reply )

  1. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    i love a vegetarian miso soup!!!


  2. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    I made miso soup this weekend, too! Perfect cold-weather food.

    I like to put soba in mine, too! Slurp slurp.


  3. Emily @ For Sweets Sake
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    I love miso soup! I used to eat it all the time when I lived with my sushi loving roommate haha


  4. Holly
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    miso soup + seaweed salad = the reason why i go out for sushi.

    anyways, i’ve had it on my list to make miso soup for weeks, so this post pretty much confirmed i need to make that happen :)


  5. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

    My inlaws make a mean miso soup (they lived in Japan for several years, so they know how to do it right)! I have yet to find wakame… ok, I lied, I have yet to know what wakame is. Good thing I have my inlaws to make this soup for me. :)


    • Emily
      Dec 15, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

      Oooh, have any secret tricks? :)


  6. sophia
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Ooh I love miso soup, too. Koreans have their own miso soup, too, but I am a betrayer to my countrymen and prefer the Japanese one.


  7. kate
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    i agree! i’d just as soon have miso and a seaweed salad when out for sushi. who needs raw fish when you have sea vegetables?!


  8. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    This is PERFECT! I have a bunch of dried wakame from United Noodle in my pantry. :) Thanks!


  9. Dana
    Dec 24, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    I love miso soup, too, but I’ve never thought of making it at home. Sounds great!


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