A bowl of miso soup
It's A Mistake To Consume The Miso Soup First. Here's Why
While miso soup is often served as an appetizer at sushi restaurants in the U.S., eating it before your meal may prevent you from tasting all the flavor nuances of your sushi.
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup with a rich history in Japan. It consists of miso paste, dashi broth, and vegetables such as tofu and seaweed.
The fermentation process of miso can also help your body digest food and absorb nutrients, so eating it as an appetizer doesn’t make sense if it’s meant to aid in digestion.
To fully experience the flavors of your sushi, eat the sashimi first with a clean plate, followed by the maki or uramaki, and end your meal with miso soup.