Miso Soup

the best kind of MSG

// 20min // needs asian ingredients




  1. Chop the tofu into very small cubes. (smaller = better)
  2. Chop the green onions.
  3. Bring some water to a boil.
  4. Add hondashi to the boiling water according to the instructions on the package.1
  5. Add the tofu and wakame to the pot and boil until wakame has fully expanded (about 5 minutes).
  6. Add miso paste and turn off the heat. (Do not boil the miso paste.)


  1. Hondashi is a fish broth base. For a vegan alternative, acquire some kombu ↗ and boil for 20 minutes to make kombu dashi.
  2. If you’re not sure what kind to get, I recommend Hikari white or low-sodium miso paste to start with.