Sunday, October 24, 2004

Miso Soup

I guess you can call this a comfort soup. There are days when the members of my family just feel so filled or we don’t feel like having anything except a warm, soothing soup that will keep us filled until the next scheduled mealtime. There was no grocery shopping for me this weekend. It was just so chilly outside. We experienced the first hailstorm of the year. After being used to a bright, sunny summer, I will have to condition myself to a dark wintry 4 months ahead of me.

I have nothing against winter. I love the four seasons in fact. I love the thought that every three months, something new comes up. I love the fall. It slows me down after a sunny season full of activities. I love winter. It reminds me that I need to give myself a needed rest. I love spring. It gives me meaning to a new life. Flowers start blooming, birds start to come out. And then summer comes. I love tenting in the wilderness, the picnics by the seaside, the short travels and outings with friends. The cycle goes on and I still haven’t told you how to cook my miso soup.

You will need:

About ¼ cup of firm tofu
About 2 tbsp of green onions finely chopped
About 4 cups of water
About 5 tbsp of miso paste

Boil water in a deep saucepan. Dissolve paste in boiling water. Add Tofu and turn stovetop off. Serve in soup bowl topping it with green onions. Isn’t there comfort in the thought that you get this warm soup on lazy days like I had last weekend?


santi said...

I miss 'miso' especially my Lola's sinigang na kanduli sa miso. Sadly, miso is not available here not even those in instantly mixed form.

obachan said...

Do you know when I crave the miso soup the most? When I wake up with a little hangover ;)

ting-aling said...

Santi, too bad..just curious, do you get to eat pork there too?

ting-aling said...

Obachan, I know what you mean. There's just something soothing to it, isn't it? Did I miss something in my miso soup..I know it's a Japanese thing.

santi said...

Ting Aling,
There is no pork here, not allowed and not available and in their religion it is forbidden. All other meat are available, the good ones are mostly imported.

Sari-Sari Winkel said...

Ting-Aling, is this the same soup base you use for the sinigang (i'm not sure if this is the correct term) na miso with fish? i have to check if miso is available here as well.