This recipe tastes just like the miso you'll get at restaurants, without the strangely powdery, instant soup flavour. This is seriously so easy to make, you'll wonder why you ever got it at restaurants or bought the instant packets.
Using a sharp knife, slice out the Louis Vuitton patterns from the top surface of the shiitake mushrooms. Try to slice as shallow as possible to keep the mushrooms whole and intact.
Pour the water into a pot and sprinkle in the bonito stock. Bring the water to a boil, then add and completely dissolve the miso paste. This might take a few minutes, so just keep stirring and mixing it in.
Add the shiitake mushrooms and boil until they are cooked through.
In the meantime, place the dried wakame into a small dish, and pour in some cold water to rehydrate the wakame. Then add the rehydrated wakame and tofu to the pot, and boil until tofu warms up.
Pour into individual bowls and serve!
Story Behind this Recipe
I've heard that lots of models drink miso soup because it's so low in calories but also filling, so this is totally suited for fashion week! I always wanted to show you guys how to make miso soup, so incorporating it into fashion week and making it all cute and stylish was the perfect opportunity!
When choosing your mushrooms, the rounder, firmer and thicker mushrooms will be much easier to carve into without the risk of them breaking apart or not having a nice, flat surface for the design to sit on. I have the video to this recipe as well as many other Japanese-inspired recipes on my YouTube channel. Please check it out and subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/pankobunny