Thursday, September 5, 2013

Japanese Radish & Mushroom Soup


Soups as far as I know must be smooth and perhaps light too. Of course there's the thick creamy soups as well. But Asian soups on the whole are watery. At least the soups we like. To flavour up such soups, a flavourful stock is vital. Whether its home made or stock bought ones, does not really matter I suppose. Home made no doubt is the winner but for convenient sake, I too wouldn't mind using the ready made stocks. The thing is I can't get the liquid stocks in bottles/cartons. Not at the hypermarket and neighbour hood mini markets. Ever available tend to be cubed or powder types while given a choice, liquid stocks are the first choice.  

Does not really matter for the time being. Suppose for Japanese soups and side dishes (Japanese lotus root and tofu soup, Japanese Braised Radish and Japanese Sautéed Eggplant), dashi, mirin and sake extracts the taste. But since I was quite free on this day, I made the vegetable stock. So expect additional flavours from this soup - radish, shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.  

Ingredients
1/2 radish - remove skin and slice thinly
1/2 litre vegetable stock 
3-4 shiitake mushrooms - soak to soften and slice into 3-4 pieces
1/2 inch ginger - sliced
10 garlic - gently bruised
1/2 tbsp daishi granules
2 tbsp sakae
2 tbsp mirin
1/2 tbsp Japanese soy sauce
2-3 stalks spring onion - sliced
2 tbsp oil
Salt (only if needed)

Method
Saute ginger and garlic in heated oil.
Pour stock in.
Add radish and mushrooms.
Simmer till both becomes soft and tender.
Add the rest of the ingredients except spring onion. 
Remove from heat and garnish with spring onions before serving.
LIKE nava-k's facebook page for other lifestyle reviews. 





Kindly Bookmark and Share it:

25 comments:

  1. Light,tasty and full of flavored,I never use some ingredients in this soup but I'm sure is available in local Asian market here,the weather is getting cold here everyday,so will make some soup soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the flavor of radish and that soup sounds superb !

    ReplyDelete
  3. looks like a comforting bowl of soup...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thats a healthy bowl Nava :-) Looks so comforting.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I must say I am inspired to try out new soups seeing your recipes.That pumpking soup you posted the other day and now this one.Slurrpppp :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. beautifully assembled nava.looks fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  7. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 5, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Nava, radish is also my favourite. I like it in soup, braised or stewed too :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love both the two soup dishes you have put up! I am such a soup person hee. Esp love homecooked ones where by one is assured that there's no MSG/salt added unnecessarily!

    ReplyDelete
  9. One healthy bowl of soup, looks yum...

    ReplyDelete
  10. ha...ha... Nava, i also cooking a radish soup today, but just in the simple way, with ginger and salt.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love you for your soup recipies, i am a sucker for soups..
    Kisses,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. wooo..that is one comfort bowl of my fav soup and wonderful recipes of radish

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are so innovative in soup recipes.. Mushroom and Radish is a new combo.. You are tempting me to try Soup recipes..

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's an amazing soup ! looks so comforting !

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love bowl of soup, I love mushrooms. Never had radishes though or if I did, I can't remember.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yum! Your Japanese Radish & Mushroom Soup looks scrumptious! I'm so ready for cooler weather and hot soup like this. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ok,this soup is totally new to me and I am already loving reading the ingredients and looking at the pictures, which by the way are really yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am a big fan and soup Nava.. And this soup with radish looks amazing.. Will try substituting the said ingredients with crushed black pepper :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I haven't gone into Japanese cuisine as yet but would love to try this out. Looks most refreshing! All the ingredients won't be available though. I'll check out your Japanese Lotus soup now.

    ReplyDelete
  20. A super healthy soup bowl.............i haven't tasted Japanese radish but will try with Indian radish.
    shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

    ReplyDelete
  21. My my, love the way you pair your food. This soup looks amazingly healthy and comforting.

    ReplyDelete
  22. wow ...soup looks really yummy n healthy..

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyzone.com/2013/09/nyx-blush-pb-14-spice-review-swatches.html

    ReplyDelete
  23. It looks super delicious. Healthy and yummy :)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...