I ate lunch early today, then got dressed and went to work. When my boss offered me a break mid-afternoon I was hungry, so I wandered down to the food court to see what I could get for a snack that would be relatively healthy.
After checking out all the options I decided to get an order of edamame at the sushi restaurant. Unfortunately they were out. They did have miso soup, so I decided that would be an acceptable substitute.
At other Japanese fast-food places I've eaten at they ladle the miso soup out of a large urn. It usually has large pieces of seaweed and tofu floating in chicken broth. I was shocked to watch them 'prepare' the soup today by pouring packets of freeze-dried mix into a styrofoam container and adding boiling water. They handed it to me and said I should make sure to stir it well before I ate it.
The soup tasted OK, especially after the vegetables and tiny cubes of tofu reconstituted, but their presentation certainly left a lot to be desired!
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I'm not sure I could have walked away with the cup. On the other hand, I have been that hungry.ReplyDelete
For me it was a live-and-learn situation. I certainly won't be ordering that soup again!Delete
YIPES!.....so sorry. I have a hard time not accepting less that acceptable.....smiles!ReplyDelete
I made the best of it :-)Delete
I love miso soup, but it has a lot of sodium!ReplyDelete
Yes, it does, but I don't eat a lot of salt and it was worth the 'splurge'. Plus, it was healthier than just about anything else I could find in the food court.Delete
Oh dear...they could have at least done that without you looking! ha.ReplyDelete
That's what I thought, too!Delete
Yeah that would have been disappointing to see. You could have brought your own Miso packet to work if that's what they were serving. Now I shall go "microwave" me some edamame ;-) Once I knew how simple that was, I never order it for an appetizer anymore.ReplyDelete
I actually brought edamame for an afternoon snack today! The frozen stuff is already blanched, so I just pour the beans in a container when I'm making my lunch, add kosher salt, and they're ready to eat after they thaw.Delete
Good grief! Miso soup from a package? That's pretty darn awful. I'm going to have to come back to see all your posts more leisurely. My life is so incredibly hectic right now. It's in a good way, but it doesn't leave me time to do much of anything.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing you when you come back :-)Delete