Maitake Miso Soup

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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5 cups dashi

2 cups maitake mushrooms, prepped

1 teaspoon tamari

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 cup organic miso (yellow, shinshu-miso)

2 slices peeled ginger

1 tablespoon sliced green scallions

4 (1/4-inch) slices of soft tofu


  1. In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup dashi with the tamari and honey. Bring to a simmer and braise the maitakes for 2 minutes only. Pull off heat and let stand. In another sauce pan, whisk together the remaining 4 cups of dashi with the miso and ginger. Bring to a simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove ginger and keep hot.
  2. Plating: In 4 warmed soup bowls, place a slice of tofu and top with strained maitakes. Ladle soup on top and garnish with scallions.
  3. Beverage: Green Tea