I can’t seem to find anyone who doesn’t like Miso soup—the ubiquitous Japanese soup that is commonly served with Japanese lunch combos (bento boxes) in the United States. I am a big fan of miso soup. It’s light, invigorating with the simplest of ingredients (no scary animal fat floating at the top of the soup!) I love slurping Miso soup—especially when it turns cold in the western hemisphere–holding up the bowl in my two hands and drinking it down. It’s such a comfort food.
This is my Asari Miso Soup, or a deluxe version of plain Miso soup. The addition of clams infuses the traditional serving with a tint of brininess of the clams–an ingredient that perks up the taste immediately. Recently, I had Miso soup with tofu puffs at a Japanese restaurant—another brilliant ingredient that add some texture to the soup.
It took me less than 20 minutes to make my Asari Miso Soup; it’s perfect for a quick lunch meal or light dinner. Just don’t forget the steamed rice.
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