I ate like a Queen in Japan … every meal came with Miso Soup!
I didn’t even have to ask for it!
Known for its digestive benefits, miso soup is often sipped during or at the end of a meal, as a signal that the meal has ended.
Here are some of the many miso soups that I enjoyed in Japan…
White miso soup with gluten pieces and large spring onions…along with breakfast.
White Miso soup with gluten threads and fresh herbs to go with my donburi and green tea latte at lunch…
Clam miso soup during a Kaiseki-style breakfast…
Artichoke and okra miso soup with dinner….
and finally, a very light miso soup with gluten balls and leeks to go with the best dish I had in Japan - Hitsumabushi (Nagoya’s speciality – a layer of the most tender unagi I had ever tasted laid over a huge pot of rice. I still dream of that dish; the sweet, rich oiliness of the eel was wonderfully soothed by the gentle flavours of the miso soup that accompanied it.
What miso soups have you tried and how often do you drink it; do you have it with every meal of the day? Would love to know what you enjoy!