Miso Soup Variation
Comments: This soup is served every morning in Japan, with the flavors of seasonal vegetables. There are several different kinds of miso paste available in the United States. Shiro-miso paste is a mild one and is low in salt. On the other hand, aka-miso is very salty and has a different, stronger fragrance than shiro-miso. Miso soup base is made out of a fish stock called dashi. You can purchase dashi at any Oriental food shop. You can enjoy almost any vegetable with this soup, from lettuce to snow pea pods. Here's a list of vegetables you might want to try in the miso soup.
Types of gu and preparation suggestions
Not recommended: green pepper, celery (vegetables with strong flavor)
The above recipe uses tofu, green onions, and mushrooms.
Note: You have to cook the hard vegetables(*) longer, ten minutes or so. If you have a combination of soft and hard vegetables, add the soft vegetables later. The miso flavor will weaken if you overcook the miso.