Thursday, February 11, 2010

Miso Soup

Apart from Cawanmushi, miso soup is often a part of the Japanese bento meal. There are plenty of instant miso soup packets but really, I got to try making one from scratch some day. It's part of the fun of cooking!

As with Cawanmushi, miso soup is very easy to whip up, is very versatile and almost fool-proof. The following recipe serves 5.

Ingredients :
30 Tofu ; (half-inch cubes)
4 mushrooms ; sliced
1/4 cup dried seaweed ; (wakame)
4 cups water
2 teaspoons dashi (nomoto)
3 tablespoons miso

Soften seaweed in lukewarm water. Boil 4 cups of water and dashi. Add tofu and mushrooms and seaweed, simmer gently about 3 minutes. Add miso and dissolve completely. Immediately turn off the heat and serve.

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