My Souperinspiration: Sumo Nabe Hotpot Hotpot fit for a sumo wrestler! We have cooked this using soy milk, the first for me, and I was pleasantly surprised by the sweet, rounded delicate flavour of this soup. Soymilk is made from soybeans with high volumes of isoflavin, important in prevention of many cancers, heart diseases and […]Continue Reading
Souperinspiration | Vegan Red rice miso stew with wakame
My souperinspiration Miso The protein-rich fermented soybean paste called miso is one of the world’s great flavour foundations adding a savory quality called umami to all sorts of dishes, including soups, salad dressings, vegetables, stews and marinades. According to the The Oxford Companion to Food, miso was first developed in China and the first written […]Continue Reading
Souperinspiration | Barramundi Miso Stew
My souperinspiration Miso On this trip to Japan, in Matsumoto City, we met Hayashi san, the president and master shinshu miso maker at Marusho Jozo. Through our conversations, I found out he is 80 years old. But the man, does not look a day past 65 years old. The complexion of his skin, its tautness […]Continue Reading
The art of miso | why you should eat miso daily?
Why you should eat miso daily? There has been references that miso and rice for Japanese people are like ‘meat and potatoes for Americans’. Miso is Japan’s traditional seasoning and health food. Making miso is an art. Hundreds of varieties of this classic Japanese staple can be found across the country, and like wine and cheese, it […]Continue Reading