This seems like a very random thing to be writing a review about, but I have come to love this product and wanted to share it with the world! As the winter months are coming in there is always space in my heart for a hearty, delicious cup of soup.
So, let's get into talking about the product.
Who is Yutaka?
I came across the Yutaka Miso Soup Paste in Sainsbury's and I bought it on an impulse. The soup came into my view when I was pondering whether to buy something unhealthy for my lunch, but thankfully, my self-control was stronger than the urge to binge. The Miso soup paste is an alternative to the traditional 'cup-of-soup' style drinks which are perfect for snacks, or lunch times. This isn't my usual choice of lunch but it piqued my interest.
After some research, I came to learn that Yutaka is a brand under the Tazaki Foods brand, which is a Japanese food pioneer in the UK. Believe it or not, they opened the UK's first Japanese restaurant nearly 40 years ago, and are now a leading supplier of goods to Japanese restaurants, the hospitality industry and food manufacturers.
The Yutaka brand supplies a huge range of east to prepare Asian-inspired foods and snacks from fresh noodles, to sushi kits, pickled ginger and wasabi paste. The range includes dumplings and even kimchi. Many of which you can find here.
Today though, we are talking about the Miso Soup paste.
The Classic Miso Soup Paste
The purpose of the Miso Soup Paste is a perfect replacement for a 'cup of soup' style drink. It is quick, easy and only requires boiled water.
Personally, I hate wasting my precious lunch hour waiting for the microwave in the office. So a cup of soup suits me fine.
The Miso soup is exactly what you may expect, Miso Soup. But the difference is really the quality of the paste and how outrageously delicious it is.
The complex umami flavour is perfectly balanced. It is refreshing, hearty, and wonderfully savoury. I had expected the flavours to be muted with it being a 'ready-meal' style soup but I was happily supposed.
The quality of the soup could quite easily be restaurant-quality Miso soup. It even contains little leaves of Wakame Seaweed.
I also expected the Yutaka Miso Soup to be a bit of a chemistry experiment; rammed with preservatives, chemicals and added flavours. I was wrong.
It seems as though all of the listed ingredients are natural. Simply Soybeans, Malt rice, Salt, Alcohol, Water, Yeast, Bonito powder and Kelp extract. There is no MSG here either.
The soup contains 79kjs of energy and more importantly 1.6g of carbohydrates and 1.3g of protein. For a little cup of soup, that is a fair amount of energy.
The only concert you may have with the soup is the salt content, but if you don't overdo it, one sachet per day will be of no harm whatsoever.
Would I recommend the Yutaka Miso Soup?
I will absolutely be changing my standard cup-of-soup sachet for the Yutaka Miso Soup Paste. It is absolutely delicious and so much better for me than what I was having before.
Im looking forear