Sokuseki Misoshiru / Suimono

Instant Miso Soup / Broth

Instant misoshiru (miso soup), prepared by adding boiling water, is a convenient way of enjoying this nutritious soy bean paste. A pack of instant miso soup usually contains miso paste or powder and separate dried ingredients such as tofu, abura-age, wakame and vegetables. Suimono is a delicate transparent Japanese soup based on dashi; its mild flavour allows the taste and aroma of the ingredients to be appreciated. Popular ingredients include matsutake mushroom, sea bream and egg. Difficult to make from scratch, instant suimono is a popular option.