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Miso soup of the day: Homemade Instant Miso Soup 2

December is a busy month for everyone… here’s a super time-saver miso soup recipe!

  1. Boil water.
  2. Add a tea spoonful of miso paste, some dried sakura shrimps and dried wakame seeweeds in a bowl.
  3. Pour hot water and stir well.img_3126

That’s it! Dried sakura shrimps will add a good flavor, so you don’t even have to add dashi (soup stock).

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Homemade Instant Miso Soup in One Minute

According to Reuters,

Norwegian men pitch in the most with housework and related chores while Japanese men do the least in a survey released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ahead of International Women’s Day on Saturday.

Japanese men, who are the most unhelpful in this regard, spend 62 minutes a day on unpaid chores while their spouses devote almost 300 minutes a day.

‘Norwegian men most helpful with housework, OECD survey finds’ – Reuters, Mar 6, 2014

Besides advocating women’s rights in the society, making housework efficient at home is the key to reduce unwanted stress in daily life!

So today’s recipe is homemade instant miso soup you can make within 1 minute 🙂
I came to make this inspired by an Okinawan local soup called “Kachu-yu”.
There are lots of commercial instant miso soup available at stores, but homemade one is cost-saving, free from chemical seasoning and additives, and tastes much milder.


1. Boil water.

2. Add a spoonful of katsuobushi (sliced dried bonito), dried wakame (brown seaweed) and miso paste in an empty soup bowl.

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3. Pour hot water and stir well.

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That’s it!

Instead of / in addition to wakame, you can add lots of different ingredients, such as mitsuba (Japanese honewort), shiso (perilla), chopped welsh onions, small mount of umeboshi (dried plum) or even natto.

With this, frozen cooked rice, pickled vegetables and raw / grilled fish, it is possible to prepare a simple, healthy Japanese meal in 15 minutes!