Japanese Clear Soup

Gather Your Ingredients: You'll need chicken or vegetable broth, water, thinly sliced mushrooms (such as shiitake or button mushrooms), thinly sliced carrots, thinly sliced celery, diced tofu (optional), sliced green onions, soy sauce, mirin (optional), and salt.

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Prepare the Broth: In a large pot, combine chicken or vegetable broth with water in a 1:1 ratio. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.

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Add Vegetables and Tofu: Once the broth is boiling, add thinly sliced mushrooms, carrots, celery, and diced tofu to the pot. These vegetables and tofu add flavor and texture to the soup.

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Season the Soup: Stir in soy sauce and mirin (if using) to season the soup. Adjust the amount of soy sauce and mirin according to your taste preferences. You can also add a pinch of salt if needed.

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Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer gently for about 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.

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Garnish: Just before serving, sprinkle sliced green onions over the soup as a garnish. The green onions add freshness and color to the dish.

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Serve: Ladle the Japanese Clear Soup into bowls and serve hot as a starter or appetizer before a Japanese meal. Enjoy the light and comforting flavors of this traditional Japanese soup!

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