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shiro-miso awase-miso
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instant akadashi
miso soup
instant shijimi miso soup
shijimi clam taste
(corbicula japonica)

Miso is a paste made from soybeans and
either rice or barley fermanted with salt and malt (koji)
It is a nutritious foodstuff which includes high-quality proteins,
especially the amino acid lysine and threonine.
It also contains 5 to 15 percent salt.
For a long time it has been an indispensable flavor in Japanese cooking

Miso is used for miso soup, miso pickles, topping etc.
The taste and color vary according to the locality,
but various kinds of local miso are available at any supermarket

There are hundreds of varieties.
Generally, dark-colored miso like Haccho-miso contains more soybeans
and is a little bit salty. It is a favorite of the people that live in the Nagoya area.
Pale yellow miso called shiro miso is sweet and loved in Kansai area.

Instant miso soup is very covenient for busy people.
To make it, put miso and the other ingredients in a cup and add 180cc - 200cc of hot water.
That's all.

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kome miso

most popular miso
(80% of all miso products)
Taste and color is chaged depend on
the ratio of rice to soybeans
and the amount of salt.
There are three kinds,
each with varying tastes and colors.
rice, salt
ama miso
(sweet miso)
(pale yellow)
Kinki, Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa
<lit. red >
amakuchi miso
(mild miso)
<lit. light color>
(light brown)
<lit. red>
Tokushima, etc.
karakuchi miso
(salty miso)
<lit. light color>
(light brown)
Kanto, Koshinetsu, Hokuriku etc.
all over Japan
Kanto, Koshinetsu, Hokkaido/Tohoku,
etc. all over Japan

mugi miso

Called inaka-miso (lit. the province miso )
There are two kinds,
each with varying tastes

soybeans, barley, salt amakuchi miso
(mild miso)
.- Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu
karakuchi miso
(salty miso)
-. Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu, Kanto

mame miso

Rich miso with light astringency

soybeans, salt .- .- Mainly produced in Aichi Pref., Mie Pref., and Gifu Pref.

ex. hatcho-miso

awase miso

chougou miso

mixed miso -. -. ex.
aka-miso / mamemiso with kome-miso and seasoning