Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Miso

This is an easy, simple, go to dinner recipe. When we went to Japan we loved their miso soup that we found in little cafes at every corner. The little ramen shops were about the size of our kitchen, and that included their kitchen and seating/eating area, which was more like bar seating with barstools surrounding a counter behind which the ramen was made. Anyways, we tried to re-create their ramen at home. It's not as good as the Japan ramen, but it's good and quick and easy. We are still looking for the perfect noodles to use. We have bought an assortment of noodles at our local international market - Talin Market - and are trying to see which noodles we like best.

This recipe is very adjustable to your tastes. The amounts below are our favorites but everything can be adjusted up and down to your liking!

Served!

Kaspian's First Helping (he requested soup)

Cooking


Ingredients (for 2):

Noodles (Any kind of Raman noodles, we have used the super cheap top raman noodles all the way to fresh refrigerated Asian noodels)
2 Tablespoons Miso Paste
1 Can Chicken Stock
1 Tablespoon Tahini
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Dash of Dashi
2 Chives

Directions:

1) Boil water in a pan for the noodles.
2) While the water boils, heat another pan over medium high heat with the chicken stock.
3) Add the Miso paste to the stock and stir until dissolved.
4) Add in the Soy sauce and Dashi to the stock
5) Let boil for a few minutes.
6) By this time the water pan should be boiling, Add the noodles and cook according the Raman package instructions (Every noodle package seems to be different!)
7) Add the Tahini into the chicken stock mixture and reduce heat to low until the noodles are done.
8)  When the noodles are done, drain the water and pour the noodles into the stock/miso mixture.
9) Top with chives and serve! 

What we liked:

Quick and Easy dinner. 

What we didn't like:

Nothing, it was good. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He LOVED the noodles AND the soup. He even asked for seconds and third. He usually does not like soup, but miso - he loves. 

Next time:

Try different noodles. We have "nests" and "wavy" noodles to try next.