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Nov 11, 2009 08:12 PM

Local source for natto miso / namemiso / kinzanji miso?

I used to buy a delicious whole barley natto miso that contained kombu, ginger, and a few other savory ingredients at Rainbow Grocery that was a great flavorful complement to vegetables and grains, but it isn't carried any more.

Some web research tells me this isn't just a hippy concoction, but a traditional, if unorthodox, "chutney" form of miso that is a combination of grains and soybeans. Does anyone have a good local source? I don't remember seeing this at local Japanese markets, but I haven't looked for it specifically.

Rainbow Grocery
1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. Mitsuwa has a mind-boggling selection of misos.

    675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA

    1. I saw it just today--for the first time; had to buy some to try--at my local (Pasadena, CA) Whole Foods market. Maybe your WF will carry it too.

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      1. re: happycat

        Who is the producer? I talked to the guy at Rainbow Market who is in charge of that section of the store, and I think he said it was Eden organics and that they would carry it again when the producer had some available. It is very much a small batch aged product so availability varies.