Japanese Soup & Miso
Soups play an essential role in Japanese food. From home-cooked meals to meals offered at restaurants, traditional Japanese cuisine is based on principles of balanced eating known as ichiju issai (“one soup, one side”) and ichiju sansai (“one soup, three sides”).
Miso Soup: Miso soup is the ultimate staple soup in Japanese cuisine. It’s made with dashi broth mixed with miso paste. Along with dashi, miso is a traditional food that’s one of the fundamental ingredients of Japanese cooking. It’s made by fermenting mashed soybeans to make an umami-rich paste that can range in flavor from light and sweet side (white miso) to bold and salty (red miso).