Red Miso Soup with Shiitake and Enoki Mushrooms

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    • Ready in

      20 min

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Masu: Fresh, contemporary, accessible Japanese for the home cook

By Nic Watt

Published 2016

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When you are working with red miso, you have to be mindful of the strength of flavour. Red miso has a very strong yeast flavour and, like Marmite and Vegemite, you only need a little. You need a coffee plunger for this soup.


  • 2 tablespoons red miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon sweet white miso paste
  • 2


Place the red and white miso pastes, dried shiitake, kombu, bonito flakes and soy sauce into a coffee plunger. Pour in the boiling water and give it a good stir around to allow the miso to dissolve. Allow to steep for about 7 minutes, before giving it one last stir. Plunge the coffee press down gently.

Wrap each enoki mushroom bundle with a strip of nori. Wet the end of the nori with a