Add sesame oil to the finely chopped garlic and ginger, and saute over low heat.
When it's fragrant, add 300 ml of water and the dashi stock granules. Bring to a boil, and add the miso. That's it!
I love fresh cilantro, so I added finely chopped leaves.
If I'm out of both dried and fresh ramen noodles, I boil pasta with baking soda and use that instead.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love ramen and udon noodles, but here in the U.S. it's hard to get good fresh noodles, and since I'm trying to have a baby, instant noodles are a no-no... so I made this simple miso ramen soup.
I buy dashi stock granules and blended miso at Mitsuwa, a Japanese supermarket chain in the U.S. Garlic burns easily, so saute over low heat. The soup is delicious with cilantro or ra-yu spicy oil. When I have this with my Japanese food loving husband, I add all kinds of things like meat-miso, soft set egg, or marinated egg, etc.