Washoku Warriors - Comfort Food
During the cold time of the year everyone needs a little comfort and why not getting it from some lovely food. The Washoku Warriors could choose between (or decide to make both of) a miso-enriched noodle soup and beef burgers.
Originally, I had intended to make the burgers with some sandwich bread which Rachael had posted about, but due to some sudden re-scheduling of weekend activities, I went for the noodle soup instead.
To extend the comfort in comfort food to the preparation, I substituted two smallish winter leeks for the scallions, used mie noodles instead of ramen (because I had, or rather didn't) and some dried shitake mushrooms for the fresh ones. For the dried sardines, which I was totally unable to find (same goes for katsuo bushi), I used some bonito-flavoured seasoning.
The finished soup was light but still hearty in taste. Comfort was achieved. :)