Vegan miso soup with noodles
A very easy and delicious miso soup with vegan dashi. Added some noodles to make it a full lunch.
Servings 2 people
- 4 dried shiitake mushrooms
- 1 sheet kombu
- 2 cups water
- 1 bundle ramen noodles
- 2 tbsp miso paste
- 1 stalk green onions
- 1 hand dried wakame
Vegan dashi cold brew
Let’s first make the vegan dashi: you’ll need two cups of water, four dried shiitake mushrooms, and one long piece of kombu seaweed. This is enough for around four people, four servings of soup but making less than this will be hard to soak the kombu in. Now soak the mushrooms and seaweed in water for 30 minutes in a jar or a bowl. I use a mason jar for this. You can soak them for 12 hours in the fridge for more flavorful results. I definitely recommend doing that.
After the dashi has had time to soak, open the jar and pinch the mushrooms to get all of their flavors out then remove the mushrooms and the seaweed from the water and throw them away or use them in another recipe or in this case in this miso soup.
Now strain your stock by pouring the liquid through a fine strainer and remove any pieces of debris you see floating in it with a spoon now keep this stock in the fridge for no more than three days.
Ok, now in the meantime let’s cook some water and then boil our ramen noodles in it. Just follow the package. It’s usually around eight minutes or so, and while that’s boiling we can also start making our miso soup base.Just put the dashi broth on in a small pan and then add the shiitake mushrooms to it. You want to boil them for a few minutes then, when it’s boiling, you can also add your miso paste to it.So now you have a nice miso dashi base broth. Just stir it a little so all the miso gets absorbed in the water then just let it stand for a few minutes.Give it some time to boil for a few minutes then scoop out the shiitake mushrooms, they’re done and you can cut them later. Now let’s cut the green onion into small pieces. You can add those to the bowl, then add in your dried wakame seaweed, some noodles (they can be cold), and then you just pour over your hot miso soup.Then cut your mushrooms and add one or two to your bowl and give it a little stir, and there’s your soup!