"…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
Soak dried seaweed in a large bowl of water. It will soften, expand and rehydrate. After 5 minutes. Drain and wash it again. Squeeze out excess water, and cut into small bite size pieces. ***Don’t forget this step, otherwise your soup will taste too fishy. I learned the hard way.
In a soup pot, sauté seaweed in sesame oil for a couple of minutes.
Add garlic and soy sauce.
Pour water into the pot and add mushroom seasoning (if using).
When soup begins to boil, turn down to simmer and add the soft tofu.
Whisk miso paste in a small bowl with 1/4 cup water until it dissolves. Add miso into the pot and stir until combined.