Miso soup or misoshiru is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called "dashi" into which is mixed softened miso paste. Miso soup is very popular because of its rich taste, short preparation time and health benefits. It is considered essential for good health and longlivety.
2¾ tbsp miso paste
2 tbsp dashi
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup cubed tofu
8 pieces Japanese roasted seaweed, cut into thin strips
2 tbsp chopped spring onions
Put water in a pot and bring to a boil. When it begins to boil add miso paste and dashi.
Add the cubed tofu, reduce the heat and simmer the soup over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add salt, and sugar.
Ladle soup into individual bowls and garnish with spring onions and lots of seaweed strips. Serve the soup hot.