Miso Soup

If you get find a good hondashi (look for an MSG-free one) you can save time. See HONDASHI MISO for an alternate recipe.


  • Kombu (dried kelp)

  • bonito flakes

  • wakame (seaweed) or fresh spinach

  • tofu

  • red miso (akamiso)

  • white miso (shiromiso)

  • green onions


Combine in a large bowl:

  • 6 cups water

  • 1/4 ounce kombu

Let sit 30 minutes. Strain out kombu and discard. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add:

  • 1 cup bonito flakes

Remove from heat and let sit two minutes

Strain, discarding solids and bring back to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in:

  • 2 T red miso

  • 4 T white miso

Add wakame, cubed tofu and sliced green onions and serve. Itadakimasu!

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