You may think that you must have tofu and/or wakame seaweed to make miso soup, but you can make it with just about anything you have at home. If you have made miso soup before, the chances are that you still have plenty of dried bonito flakes to make dashi broth and some miso paste left in the fridge. All you need is some onion and potato to make another authentic Japanese dish!
Onion and potato are pretty common ingredients for everyday miso soup in Japan, simply because everyone has them at home and it’s quite tasty. You don’t need to make a trip to the Japanese market this time!
- Slice onion thinly and cut potato into bite size pieces (1/4" thick.)
- Bring Dashi to a boil and add onion and potato. Cook until softened.
- Reduce heat to low and dissolve miso paste in the Dashi. Remove from heat and serve hot.