Four Great Japanese Instant Soups to Warm Your Belly!

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  • Soup is good; both healthy, and delicious.

    But, let’s face it, making soup can be a pain. Lots of ingredients, a ton of water, and the required boiling until your gas bill exceeds your remaining savings balance…

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    Despite your best intentions, Japanese refrigerators and freezers just aren’t built to handle an excess of pre-cooked meals. When you need a quick hit of warm sustenance, Fujicco soups have your back. You can pick them up at many local supermarkets, and I have yet to find an Aeon store (mall or Max Valu) without them.

    Fujicco is a well-known supplement and health food maker, with products ranging from kale juice to do it yourself yogurt. But the soups are where it’s at.

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    These soups are fairly inexpensive, about 200 Yen a piece, and are hands down delicious. They are easy to heat, including a special tab to protect you from steam burns. When packing a lunch for work, or appeasing hungry children, consider giving them a try.

    Here are 4 of the current Fujicco offerings, all branded under the “Asa No Taberu Soup” – (Morning Soup). Let’s hope they add more to their arsenal in the future..

    1. Potato Chowder – 142 Kcal
    This soup is creamy, and goes well with simple foods such as sandwiches or baguettes.

    2. Minestrone Soup – 123 Kcal
    This soup is a light, tomato-based soup with various beans and vegetables. It goes great with a pasta side dish or simple salad.

    3. Squash (Japanese Pumpkin) Chowder – 152 Kcal
    This soup is made with sweet squash, beans, and various vegetables. Great on a cold day or when you are feeling homesick for homestyle cooking. It makes a great pair with pork chops or grilled chicken.

    4. Corn Chowder – 171 Kcal
    This soup is made with sweet corn, chickpeas, and vegetables. It is creamy and filling. It goes well with bread.

    Instructions

    Place the soup package into a microwave. Cook for 3 minutes on 500-watt heat. Open and pour into a bowl. Eat with a spoon. Savour the flavour.

    Extra Additions

    You can always jazz these up by adding a few extra veggies or spices to your taste. Tabasco and powdered parmesan cheese works well for the minestrone, croutons and a little cream or milk go great with the chowder. Put your own spin on them, and wow your taste buds.

    Happy souping!

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