Miso has been a big part of Japanese dining for many years. Historical records indicate that it was being produced as early as the seventh century, when Buddhists were working to popularize tofu in Japan. They would combine soybeans, starches, water, and yeast together in wooden barrels and allow the mixture to age for as much as three years before combining it with a stock to create miso soup. Traditionally, samurai warriors would eat regular meals of miso to benefit from its rich and diverse nutritional content.
At our Japanese restaurant in Seattle, you can enjoy four different varieties of miso soup. Come and eat like a samurai warrior at I Love Sushi on Lake Union today!