Miso soup is a favorite in my house. I’m not sure how the tradition began but right after our daughter celebrated her 4th birthday, she became insanely interested in Asian food. We have a beautiful restaurant in our neighborhood that still offers old school service complete with comfy booths, hot tea and of course chop sticks. You actually have to ask for a fork and a knife. Taryn loved ordering noodles and scooping them up with her child sized chop sticks.
Miso Soup in Japan
When my daughter was five, we went to Japan to visit my sister. The trip was incredible. We appreciated all of the food and the culture. It was fun to compare the taste of dishes we had regularly to those prepared right in front of our eyes in the middle of Osaka. We still laugh when we think about our adventures on the Shinkansen otherwise known as the bullet train and all of the Udon noodles and miso soup we ate daily. I recently found the miso paste and seaweed in the supermarket and decided that it would be fun to make our own when Taryn was home from school witha sore throat. It was a great departure from our usual chicken broth approach. Seaweed is a nutrient rich superfood. A warm bowl of miso soup was the perfect way to say, I love you. The wonton crisps helped too!
LA Dunn is a plant based advocate and still deeply devoted to New Edition and Ronnie Devoe. Watch the video below to learn how to make your own miso soup.
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