Kaga Soybean Grain Miso

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Prefecture: Ishikawa 
Producer: Kagamiso Shokuhin Kogyo Kyogyo Kumiai
Ingredients: Soybeans (Canada), rice, salt, konbu (kelp) extract, alcohol
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
Size: 120g
Storage:Refrigerate after opening.

Rich and deeply-umami tasting, miso is an integral part of Japanese cooking, not only for its namesake soup but also as a way to create rich umami flavor in dishes.

Each region across Japan has its own type of miso based on the ingredients used, color and length of fermentation. One difference comes from the type of koji (natural fermenting microorganism) used to ferment the soybeans.

This Kaga Miso uses rice koji combined with a higher ratio of soybeans which retains more of the soybean texture. The longer fermentation period results in a thicker, stronger umami flavor which is uniquely combined with konbu extract for a fuller, more dynamic flavor profile.

Sadly, the production volume of miso in Japan has been decreasing. Kaga miso is a special miso produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture, mainly in Kanazawa. Kagamiso Shokuhin Kogyo Kyogyo Kumiai (Kaga Miso Food Industry Cooperative Association) was established in 1971 by 10 miso manufacturers in Ishikawa, which have been in business since the Edo and Meiji periods, in order to protect the traditional production method of Kaga miso. Together they account for about two-thirds of the miso production in Ishikawa.

Suggested uses: Convenient and portable, simply combine 1 Tbsp of miso with 150ml of hot water to make a bowl of miso soup. You can also add chopped green onions, wakame seaweed, tofu, etc. for extra flavor. To make a miso mayonnaise, combine ½ - 1 Tbsp of miso with 1 Tbsp of mayo to use as a dip for vegetables or a spread in sandwiches. To make a marinade for meat, combine 1 Tbsp miso with 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp mirin/sake and a pinch of salt and marinate 200g of meat for at least half a day (you can also add grated ginger). Can also be added to stir fries.


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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