Basic Miso Soup (1 serving)

Miso soup with wakame and tofu

miso-soup300.jpgMaking miso soup is very easy as long as you have good quality Dashi (Traditional stock for Japanese cuisine) and miso. Miso is either made from fermented soy bean or fermented rice (or combination). The ones made from rice are light in color and the ones from soy bean are dark in color. Variety of miso can be found in the most of the asian grocery stores. You should always get highest quality miso available. Some of them contains artificial flavor as a ingredients. So remember to buy the one that is made from only rice, soy bean and salt. This recipe is very similar to the ones you can find in the typical Japanese restaurant.


  • 1 cup of Dashi.
  • 1 tbs of miso.
  • 1 tbs of wakame (dried and cut).
  • 8 - 10 Tofu in half inch cube.
  • Pinch of green onion.


  1. Soak wakame in the water until fully rehydrated.
  2. Put one cup of Dashi and Tofu in the sauce pan and bring it to a boil.
  3. Dissolve miso into it.
  4. Add wakame immediately after dissolving the miso.
  5. Add pinch of green onion on top and it's ready to serve.

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