Miso soup is a staple of Japanese food. You can combine the nutritional benefits of miso with a huge variety of other ingredients, and create a healthy and delicious side dish.
You can create miso soup with any combination of vegetables, meat or fish.
By mixing lots of different ingredients, you can achieve a rich umami flavour so you don’t even need to use the traditional dashi stock.
According to a miso manufacturer’s survey of 5000 Japanese people, the most well loved ingredients to add to miso soup were:
Finally, here’s our EAT-JAPAN recipe for a basic Miso Soup with Wakame and Tofu:
What ingredients do you like to add to your miso soup? Do you have any tips or tricks? Let us know in the comments!