This Vegan Miso Noodle Soup really is a one pot wonder! It’s bursting with flavour from the fresh ginger and miso, and chock full of fresh veggies. This healthy, super easy dinner will liven up any evening! Plus it’s ready in 30 minutes… ready? Ok let’s go…
One of the things I missed most about living in London, was the chain restaurants. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE advocate for local business and restaurants, and in Switzerland there’s an abundance of them, but sometimes, you just want a Wagamama, #amiright? We found a Wagamama in Zurich, and it literally made my life, we didn’t go there that often, but occasionally, on a Friday night, it was nice to be able to turn up to a restaurant in the middle of a buzzing, and full, Zurich, to sit down at a restaurant without a reservation, and eat some tasty, non-fussy (and non Swiss/Italian) food!
Then it happened… Wagamama closed down :( No more can we frequent our little familiar London haunt for a big bowl of soup noodles or edemama beans. So friends, it’s time to improvise.
I’ve never really cooked proper Asian food from scratch before, because I’ve always imagined it would be really complicated and turn out disappointing compared to what I was used to eating in restaurants, but oh how wrong I was. Never again will my fridge not have a tub of miso paste in it. This magical tub of fermented soy beans (no, it’s not as gross as it sounds), adds a beautiful, rich, salty flavour to the broth, that infuses into all the vegetables and the tofu. The tofu soaks up flavour like a sponge as well, so don’t worry at ALL if you think tofu is just a bland, tasteless substance, it’s not!
Since making this the first time a couple of weeks ago, as a spur of the moment decision, I’ve tweaked the recipe a little bit to arrive at the one I’m sharing with you today, which is in my opinion, just perfect. It’s balanced with the salty flavour of the miso and a gentle warming from the ginger, chock full of fresh green veggies and hearty soba noodles. It’s my idea of a perfect dinner, and I think it’s going to become a household favourite for us!
Let me know if you make this, and be sure to tag me on instagram @laurencariscooks, I love seeing you guy’s pictures, you’re all amazing!