Thanks to the feedbacks from the comments, I bought the miso
dashi from the supermarket. It comes in small little packets, enough for one serving per pack. There are about 6 small packets of the soya bean paste which can make six bowls of soup.
So, I made myself a pot of miso soup within minutes. Luckily, the soup doesn’t give me a crazy thirst as I believe it must be loaded with MSG.
I just add enough water to a packet, until it is no longer too salty. Boil it with lots of enoki mushrooms, baling mushroomÃ‚Â and some laver (seaweed) which is imported from Korea. The Korean seaweed is much cheaper than the Japanese one. I ran out of tofu or it would have been nice to slurp that too.
Real miso doesn’t use mushrooms, I think. But I love enoki mushrooms so it makes a nice, filling soup, minus the oil. The miso
dashi I bought is from Japan but I notice some of the brands are very expensive, like RM20+ and some are cheaper. The one I got was just RM6.50 and the taste wasn’t bad at all.