Baachan's Miso Soup

Baachan's Miso Soup
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Baachan's Miso Soup

Lauren Volo

Baachan's Miso Soup

For 92 years (and counting!), my baachan (Japanese grandmother) has been making this soup. She raised four beautiful daughters through World War II — so she knows a little something about comfort food. My big sis and I sought out baachan's recipe, which is nothing like your watered-down sushi bar miso. This is hearty, comforting, and as authentic as Japanese food gets.

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Notes

*Note: Kombu is a type of seaweed used for stock. Look for it in Asian specialty stores or online.

Directions

In a bowl, soak the dried mushrooms in warm water for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve the liquid. Add the potatoes to 4 cups water in a large pot and bring the water to a boil.

Once the potatoes are almost fork-tender, reduce the heat to a low simmer. Add the stock, kombu, onion, carrot, tofu, and wakame.

Add both types of miso paste and mash them into the soup until thoroughly dissolved. Serve garnished with the scallions.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

112 kcal

Daily value:

6%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 10 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 6 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 259 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 54 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin D 3 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 24 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Beta-sitosterol 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 25 mg
  • Campesterol 1 mg
  • Carotene, beta 56 µg
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Choline, total 19 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 17 µg
  • Folate, food 17 µg
  • Folate, total 17 µg
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 8 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 19 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 67 mg
  • Phytosterols 2 mg
  • Potassium, K 122 mg
  • Retinol 49 µg
  • Selenium, Se 7 µg
  • Sodium, Na 283 mg
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Water 29 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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