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January 06, 2013


Haruko N

I know how much you love Japanese food and I'm glad you enjoyed it. In Japan, Miso soup is served for breakfast and seasonal vegetables are used to give it flavor. The chicken miso soup in your photo looks great!! By the way, have you learned to use chopsticks? :-) Here is my recipe for homemade chicken miso soup for you and your friends:

Ingredients -

¼ cup miso paste
5 cups water
2 tablespoons vinegar
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups frozen soybeans
6 mushrooms, sliced
4 cups chopped cabbage
2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast
5 cups low sodium chicken broth
3 slices fresh ginger root


Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cut it into 2 inch strips.

Heat the canola oil in a saucepan and add the cabbage, mushrooms, and ginger. Sauté over a medium heat, stirring well, for 5 minutes.

Add the water, bring the mixture quickly to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove it from the heat.

In another pan, bring the chicken broth to a simmer over a medium high heat.

Whisk the miso with a few tablespoons of the warm broth in another bowl until it dissolves.

Combine this with the chicken broth.

Leave the cabbage and mushroom mixture off the heat.

Add the chicken to the miso mixture and simmer gently for about 10 minutes.

Stir in the soybeans and cook for another 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Take the soup off the heat and add the vegetable mixture and some vinegar. Stir well and serve.

(Serves 8)

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I'm glad you're back and I can sense that you truly enjoyed your vacation. That's awesome. Just like you, I love Japanese food. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

James Parson

Awesome pics! Are u a photographer?


Thanks for stopping by, James. I'm not a photographer. I'm a teacher who loves photography.
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Christmas was really hectic for me. I cooked for the whole family, relatives and friends - 20 people in all. We had a great time but I was exhausted by the end of the day. New Year was more quiet, we celebrated at home, just the family. Great photos as always!


I also like Miso soup and was looking for an authentic recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'll certainly try it.

Alexia M

I visited Paphos and Coral Bay many times during my stay in Limassol - especially in the summer. I agree, Paphos has a very special character and unique natural beauties. I like the peacefull atmosphere in Paphos but also its cosmopolitan character. I used to go there often, mostly for work but I also had the chance to explore Akamasand then, at night I would enjoy discovering some cool restaurants, bars and clubs. I am planning a comeback - this time for a vacation only! Thanks for sharing all these great photos which remind me of the two wonderfull years I spent in your beautiful country.


Well, that sounds like a great holiday to begin the new year. I live so near Paphos and rarely visit. I guess I'll never learn to appreciate travelling to places next door even if they are so very different. But living on the coast makes me want to travel to the mountains when I have a weekend off work, which is rare these days. Happy New year!

Haruko N

I am sure you will love it! It's the real japanese recipe for chicken miso.


Glad to see you had such a great time in Paphos. Your photos are truly awesome! Coral Bay looks magical even before a storm.

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