What is Miso Soup?
Miso Soup is an indispensable part of the Japanese dining table. This dish is dashi (Japanese soup stock) in which vegetables, tofu, fish, and whatever other ingredients you may like are simmered.
Miso Soup is then seasoned with miso. Dashi is a soup stock made of kelp, dried bonito flakes, anchovies, and other seasonings.
If you order a “set meal” at restaurants in Japan, it is usually served with rice and miso soup. Instant miso soup, which you simply add hot water to, is also sold in many stores.