Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Miso soup. 味噌汁、みそ汁。

Miso soup is made from miso paste and dashi. A wide variety of other ingredients can be added - all cut in small cubes or finely shredded:
  • tofu
  • abura-age, deep-fried tofu
  • wakame, seaweed
  • daikon, white radish
  • negi, welsh onions
  • asari, short-necked clams
  • shijimi, freshwater clams
Miso soup is part of a set with rice and tsukemono (pickles), and therefore can be had at all meals. Miso warms the body and enhances the appetite.

Instead of making the soup with miso paste, people living alone or in a hurry can also buy packages of dry, instant miso soup. There are even Styrofoam cups which besides the miso soup also contains various ingredients. You only have to add boiling water.

A warm bowl of miso is the best way to start the day!

Miso soup