Hearty and healthy recipes straight from an authentic Japanese kitchen!Soup is an integral part of the traditional Japanese meal â€” whether a delicate miso soup in a lacquered bowl to be sipped as you eat your rice, or a rich and flavourful broth poured over a noodle dish. In this book, Japanese culinary expert Keiko Iwasaki shares the homemade soup recipes that she makes regularly for her family and friends at homeâ€”ranging from filling one-pot meals to light and tasty accompaniments.Recipes include:Japanese-Style Oyster ChowderEgg Soup with Shrimp and Napa CabbagePork Belly Soup with VegetablesSesame Miso Soup with Beef and WatercressSummer Vegetable SoupCurried Tomato Soup with Pork MeatballsAnd many more â€” 66 in all!All the soups in this book are made from homemade stocks that use healthy ingredients such as konbu seaweed or shiitake mushrooms, so that they are natural and additive free. The soup recipes themselves are based largely on vegetables, which are combined with seafood and meat to maximise the nutritional balance. They are also low calorie, and naturally gluten free.One of the main differences between Japanese and Western soups is that Japanese soups are cooked lightly rather than simmered for a long time. By following the recipes in this book, you can quickly and easily rustle up a warm bowl of soup to soothe your soul after a busy day.