Good brand of miso paste?
- fldhkybnva Mar 21, 2013 11:53 AM
I am planning to go H Mart this afternoon to pick up some produce, but thought that it'd be a good idea to pick up miso paste for the many miso recipes I've accumulated on Pinterest. I'm sure that there will be quite the selection, is there a particular brand that you recommend?
SF Bay Area, I used to purchase plastics tub of miso, all of my local Asian markets carried it, went to a new upscale Japanese market, they carried many more varieties than my usual tub. I asked a clerk for a recommendation, he recommended a $12 brand vs the $3 brand I used to buy.
My uses are soup, salad dressings, fish seasonings . I noticed a difference, mild vs sharp for a year or so. I think miso changes as it ages, I think I can adjust things to my taste.
The expensive brand was mild compared to the inexpensive brand.
My only suggestion would be to go for a "white" or "yellow" paste rather than a "red" or darker one. The darker ones can be too intense for all recipes; the lighter ones tend to be more multipurpose. Unless of course you want to buy one of both & "taste test". ;)
Marukome miso is the most widespread in Japan and they have quite a few versions of it here in the U.S. that I have seen too.