Miso Soup is a wonderful Japanese dish. I normally eat it with Chicken Teriyaki and steamed rice.
By the way, my all time favorite Japanese food is sushi. They're also low fat and very healthy, but I've never made them myself, because there's a lot of work involved.
And from what I've heard it's quite difficult to roll the sushi into a "presentable" form. If you have prepared Sushi or Sashimi yourself, please contact me with you Japanese recipe. I'd love to publish it (with some hints how a beginner can be successful with the preparation).
Ok, but back to the Miso Soup, this delicious Japanese recipe is very easy to prepare. It takes only a few minutes.
You'll have more than enough time left to prepare other delicious Japanese dishes.
This is also an excellent snack on its own. Quick and easy... Japanese (I could not help myself!). ;-)
2 Tbsp white miso paste
1 tsp dashi granules
4 cups of water (1 lt or 32 oz)
200 g (6.5 oz) Udon noodles
2 spring onions (scallions)
200 g (6.5 oz or 2 fl oz) soft tofu
This is what you do:
First, slice the spring onions, and dice the tofu.
Then put the miso and dashi in a pot and stir till the miso disolves.
Next, cook the soup over medium heat till hot, but do not let it boil.
After that, add the noodles to the pot and continue cooking till just before boiling.
That's that! Sprinkle the spring onions on each serve, and place a few tofu cubes.
Source: I found this recipe in a book called Low Fat For Kids. Unfortunately, I could not find it online for you, but you can find a miso soup and other low fat Japanese Food in this book.