Ingredient Name:  Miso Paste, Miso

Traditional Chinese Name: 味噌 (Wèizēng)

What is this?

  • A Japanese ingredients that is fermented soybeans paste (usually made with barley, rice, soy sauce, salt)
  • This paste is used for sauces, cooking, pickling and most commonly, soups (miso soup to be exact!)
  • The color of this paste will vary from a light-golden brown to a dark-soy sauce brown depending on how its made
  • It can be found in both paste and powder form (but usually paste is used for cooking)

How do I prepare it?

  • Use with a clean spoon and remove from container
  • Once opened, close and refrigerate immediately and can be stored until the expiry date

Where can I buy this?

  • Most Asian supermarkets will carry this in a container format

What is the cost?

  • The cost will vary depending on the brand, import, flavor and type of miso paste
  • I purchased a tub pictured above for around $50 HKD

Any benefits?

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B and protein

Any precautions?

  • Miso is a salty ingredient and should be used in moderation