Let’s try our best handmade miso paste ✨ You'll love the locally manufactured miso made from locally sourced soybeans... 💖 Let's be healthier, let's discover new tastes ❣️ [What is Miso?] Miso is a traditional Japanese fermented thick paste used for miso soup, miso marinade, miso ramen, to name a few, but nowadays used in a wide variety of dishes. Miso consists of majorly 3 ingredients - soybeans, malted rice (called "Kome Koji"), and salt. Popular handmade miso are ready after fermentation from 8 to 12 months. [What does miso taste like?] The paste has a salty and pleasant savoury flavour. The paramount of miso is "umami," the essence of deliciousness that comes from glutamic acid. Another common seasoning "soy sauce" and miso can substitute each other because of the saltiness, but each has its own unique umami. So, they are often used together to produce a more complex and pleasant flavour. [Major Usages of Miso] 1. Miso Soup - Traditional miso soup is made up of miso, broth, and other ingredients. Some examples working well as broth are; fresh shiitake mushrooms, vegetable / chicken / beef bouillon cubes, and fresh chicken / pork /fish. Miso soup can be used as noodle soup, such as ramen, soba, udon, and rice noodles! Some noodle soups can be more creative with coconut milk, peanut butter, and gochujang paste! 2. Vegetable dip - mix miso and mayonnaise in the ratio of 1 to 2. It's also a good idea to add some some ground roasted sesame, pepper, or other spices you like! 3. Vegetable stir-fry and marination for meat- We introduce here a recommended ratio of miso sauce; Miso 1 cup : Mirin (Rice Wine) 1cup : Sake 1/2 cup: Sugar 2 tbsp. This mixture is also available as "All Purpose Miso Sauce" at Alphajiri ! You can also add some soy sauce to taste. 4. Don't be afraid of using miso for anything, not limited to Asian food! Even in pasta, mushroom sauce, scrambled eggs.... Just add miso in anything. [Ingredients] Soybeans (Non-GMO from Kenya), Rice (from Kenya), Rice malt "Koji" (from Japan), Salt No chemical additives or preservatives [Contents] 185g, 370g, 850g [Storage] Keep in the fridge once opened [Expiry]Recommended to consume in around 1year and 6 months.