Making miso soup is one of those things that may seem very mysterious if you are making it for the first time. With this recipe, you'll see how easy it is to make miso soup.
Miso is a fermented soybean paste that has been used in Japanese and Chinese cooking for over 2,000 years. It is renown for its flavor and health benefits and, as with other fermented products, miso supplies a dose of of healthy intestional bacteria.
Making miso soup begins with cooking a dashi broth. For this you will need kombu, a type of seaweed, and bonito flakes (a type of dried fish). Once the broth is cooked and strained, you will add the miso paste. Then, little by little, the rest of the ingredients.