this is a simple and easy way to prepare miso soup in the comfort of your own home!
I made this on the fly, so the measurements are mostly accurate. I decided frying the tofu cubes in an iron skillet with a few drops of sesame oil would make the tofu more palatable and interesting (which it did!). Fry the tofu cubes while you bring the water and stock to a near boil.
Turn the heat down to low and let the water settle down. You never want to add miso paste to boiling hot water as it alters the taste and nutrients. Add in miso paste, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. Stir until mixed and add the tofu cubes to the soup once lightly crisped on the outside.
In a separate pan cook down shitake mushrooms and kale for 5 minutes or so until everything shrinks in size.
Add the mushrooms, kale, green onion, and carrot to the soup and simmer on low for another 5-10 minutes. Taste the broth to ensure it's to your liking in terms of flavour and saltiness. You can always add more miso or a dash more tamari.