Miso soup is a staple on many Asian menus. It’s a simple soup made from miso paste (which has a soybean base) and a fish stock called dashi, and contains seaweed or kelp and tofu. Some fancy variations of miso soup include other ingredients like mushrooms, scallions or shrimp, but I like mine traditional!
The taste of miso soup can vary greatly – some are thin and mild, others have a thick, saltier taste – so it’s really a matter of personal taste. Being the salt lover I am, I like my miso soup salty!
Last night, we were craving sushi, so we headed to the closest sushi spot – Godzila (one ‘L’!) Sushi in Lower Pacific Heights.
Obviously, no sushi meal can commence without miso soup, so that’s what I had! Salty and delicious, with just a few bits of tofu and seaweed, and a few slices of scallion, this soup was the perfect tastebud tease to prep us for the main course! It’s now my favorite miso soup in the city in fact…I can’t wait to go back. And, it’s only $2.50 – sweet!
Don’t forget to try the Godzila Roll when you go!