Wednesday, February 06, 2019


Recently learned about a new soup...Kachu-yu.

Kachu is Okinawan for katsuo bushi (bonito flakes). Yu is Japanese for hot water.

The soup is so easy to put together and perfect for times when you haven't cold brewed your dashi or have time to make some dashi.

Kachu-yu adapted from "Sanmi no Gohan" : 1 serving
1 gram bonito flakes
1 teaspoon miso
1 cup hot water

Put the bonito flakes and miso into a bowl and add the hot water.
Mix well to "meld" the miso with the hot water.
Top with your favorite toppings (green onions, nori, okra etc.)

NOTES: if you want to add "hard" veggies (like carrots, daikon), I would recommend pre-cooking to soften them.

Apparently, this type of soup has been around for ages in Okinawa.

I like this soup not only because it is easy but also a nice way to "eat" the dashi ingredients.

I'm making this again.


jalna said...

My kind of easy recipe!!

K and S said...

Jalna, me too :)

Take care!

Rowena said...

what are the green flakes?

K and S said...

Rowena, a type of dried seaweed.

Take care.

KirkK said...

Nice recipe!