Miso soup is a must in Japanese cuisine!
It’s made with miso, dashi stock, and ingredients such as tofu, seaweeds, vegetable and meat.
I hear that miso are found at supermarkets in many countries, but it is hard to find dashi stock.
Maybe you can get some at oriental store but they are not so cheap.
To fresh dashi, you need kombu (kelp), niboshi (small dried sardines) or katsuobushi (dried tuna flakes); these are not cheap either.
Well, but no more expensive miso soup!
I saw a trick to make miso soup without dashi stock on TV.
Instead of dashi, what you need are, yogurt and grated parmesan topping.
When you make miso soup, put these in boiling water;
Miso paste 5, yogurt (unsweetened) 1, and pinch of grated parmesan topping.
Be careful with the amount of yogurt, if you put too much, the soup gets sour.
Since you can get yogurt and cheese at anywhere, you can make miso soup more often!
This is JAPAN Style!
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Sorry dude, but that is disgusting! Bleurghh! Yoghurt and cheese are nothing like konbu and katsuo bushi – they would make a disgusting soup. Also, in most countries you can buy instant hon-dashi, so there is no excuse to try something so horrible.
Thank you for your comment. Your reaction is natural. Many people say “yuck!” But putting small amount of yogurt in miso soup is not a new idea. It’s even introduced by Japanese major yogurt brand. According to what it’s said, katsuo-bushi and yogurt contain the same substance which bring deep flavor. If you can get hondashi in your country, that’s great! You don’t have to dare try it huh?
No dashi found here, not even in health food stores (where I do find Japanese rice and nori sometimes..) but you can import it (buy online) well I think so at least, coz we have Japanese restaurants!
Just the thought of parmesan makes me hungry..I <3 cheese lol ..so I think I shall try it 😀 I have to find miso paste though!
Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you tell me you would try it! I hope you can find miso paste where you are.