Miso Soup, Japan from Surprising Breakfast Drinks Around the World (Slideshow)

Surprising Breakfast Drinks Around the World (Slideshow)

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Miso Soup, Japan

While you might think of miso soup as an appetizer before your sushi, in Japan, it’s common to have a cup of miso accompanying a bowl of rice porridge for breakfast. The soup is most commonly made of dashi (usually a broth made from fish stock) mixed with softened miso paste and sometimes also contains mushrooms, potatoes, shrimp, or fish.