Miso soup is one of the easiest, lightest, healthiest and most restorative soups out there. And it's made with one of the healthiest forms of soy, miso. Miso is fermented so it's good for the digestion and has other healthy properties. Some misos are fermented with grains such as barley and rice. There are many different types of miso exhibiting different colors and strength of flavor. (The main three are white, yellow, and red.) A good rule of thumb is that a dark miso will be more intensely flavored and saltier than a lighter miso.
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Red Soybean paste
Extra firm tofu
small sauce pan
We have a wonderful store called Koreana Plaza not to far from us but you can get the ingredients at any Asian food store.
1 tbsp red soybean paste
1 tsp Hondashi powder
diced tofu to taste
diced green onion
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a small sauce pan. Then reduce water to a low simmer and add one heaping tablespoon of soybean paste (you can add more to taste). Slowly dissolve in the water. Once dissolved add just shy of one tsp Hondashi powder (do not add more). Add diced tofu and thinly sliced green onion. Do not boil. Serve hot.
(Info and one of the pictures taken from Ecosalon.com)