The favorite in my family.


  • ¾ cup barley
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 2 or 3 onions diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


Add barley to an 8 cup pot filled with boiling water. Continue boiling for 3 minutes and simmer until soft.

Fry mushrooms and onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When barley is soft, add fried onions and mix well. Pour in soy sauce, bring to a boil and simmer for another 15 minutes.

This soup is better when it is allowed to ‘sit’ for a couple of hours. Goes well with garlic bread or pita and humus.