Growing up our family ate Japanese food quite often. One of my favorites (but not my absolute favorite) was Miso Shiru soup. So I made it a couple of weeks ago for my wife and a friend - they were both sceptical at first, but they were won over! Miso Shiru 5 Cups Chicken broth 1/2 Cup (white) Miso paste 8 ounces (I used the whole package - which may have been 16oz) tofu cubed. (Drain it well first) several green onions sliced 1. Bring chicken broth to a boil. 2. Add the miso paste and stir until miso is dissolved. (I put the miso in a bowl, and added about 1/2 cup boiling broth to the miso and pre-disolved it to some extent before dumping the mixture into the boiling chicken broth) 3. Add the tofu pieces and cook an additional minute before serving. 4. Garnish with green onion slices. I served the Miso Shiru with fried spicy Yakisoba noodles. (I used one package - should have used at least 2 to serve the three of us, and a third would have been perfect so we could have had some left over Yakisoba noodles to go with the leftover Miso Shiru. I just picked up a Japanese County cookbook, and can't wait to try some recipies!