Review: Tsubi Soup Instant Miso Soup

Tsubi Soup Instant Vegan Miso Soup

Vegan Super Powered Soup, with miso and no chemical additives. Tsubi Soup was started by Tsubasa Nishitani (Tsubi), who hails from Japan/Australia, after she couldn't find vegan miso soups that were free of MSG and other nasties. Tsubi got in touch with us and offered us some soup for review, and how could we resist?

There are three varieties of the soup, Seaweed & Tofu, Mushroom & Spices and Wholesome Vegetable. There are quite distinct flavours amongst these three options. All of them come in the same format though - inside each pack is a single freeze-dried cube. You simply add hot water to make your soup in an instant.

These soups are really tasty. So good in fact, it's hard to choose between them and pick a favourite. The wholesome vegetable flavour has spinach, cabbage, carrots and shallots. All the ingredients are sourced from areas of Japan well clear of radiation risk.

Wholesome Vegetable

The Seaweed and Tofu flavour actually has two types of tofu. Along with silken tofu, there are some chewy strips of abura-age (fried tofu), which are really delicious. The shallots are so sweet you want to savour each piece.

Seaweed & Tofu

The Mushroom and Spices flavour has no less than four types of mushroom in there, in the form of Enoki, Nameko, Maitake and Shiitake. The spices are some gently warming red chilli flakes, which makes this soup an ideal winter warmer on a cold evening.

Mushroom & Spices 

Round Up

At the moment, the only way to buy Tsubi Soups in the UK is to mail order them direct from Tsubi's website. That's a pity, as these are the best miso soups we've ever had, and they deserve to be more widely available. All three varieties are super tasty, and are all without MSG, preservatives, colours and sweeteners. Miso is also a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids, and is packed with B vitamins and antioxidants too.

You can mail order Tsubi Soups from the online shop here:

Veganoo Score: ★★★
Tsubi Soup - Instant Miso Soup
The Good: Super Healthy, Super Delicious
The Not-so-Good: You can't buy them in the UK...

Footnote: Ingredients
Here are the ingredients from the packs we reviewed:

Seaweed & Tofu
Miso, Green Shallots, Fried Tofu, Potato Starch, Dried Tofu, Seaweed, Yeast Extract, Shiitake Mushroom Powder, Plant Derived Vitamin E as an Antioxidant

Mushroom & Spices
Red Miso Blend, Enoki Mushrooms, Nameko Mushrooms, Maitake Mushrooms, Green Shallots, Potato Starch, Dried Shiitake, Seaweed Powder, Yeast Extract, Red Chilli Flakes, Shiitake Powder, Salt, Plant Derived Vitamin E as an antioxidant

Wholesome Vegetable
Miso, Spinach, Cabbage, Green Shallots, Carrots, Potato Starch, Seaweed Powder, Yeast Extract, Powdered Shiitake Mushroom, Salt, Plant Derived Vitamin E as an antioxidant.

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