Umami, translated from Japanese, means "pleasant savoury taste" and very pleasant it is too. For this recipe, Umami Paste is used to flavour Soba noodles while the crunchy vegetables add colour, vitamins and minerals. The rich savoury flavour Umami flavour complements the sweetness of the maple syrup and the nuttiness of the noodles. This is very quick and easy dish perfect for a nourishing lunch or light supper.
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A delicious sweet soup made with 4 different vegetables to warm and nourish you in the winter months.
A detoxifying soup packed with delicious, nutritious wakame.
This soup is perfect for those days when you just want something quick and simple to eat. You can vary the vegetables you use depending on what you like and what's in season.
This hearty, peasant-style, family dish is perfect to warm up those cold winter nights. Traditionally, it is served at the table straight from the cooking pot by the mamma.
Ochazuke, a soup of rice and green tea is tasty, warming and couldn't be easier to make. The key ingredient in this ochazuke is umeboshi, but you can also add plenty of toppings you like.
Vary the vegetables in this nutritious and flavourful soup according to what is in season or what you have on hand. In summer, green beans, courgettes, yellow squash and fresh corn are light, colourful substitutions.
Dashi is the backbone of so much Japanese cuisine, as it imparts a mouth-filling umami taste to dishes. Here is a delicious recipe for vegetarian (shojin) dashi.