mi·​so | \ ˈmē-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce miso (audio) \

Definition of miso

: a high-protein fermented food paste consisting chiefly of soybeans, salt, and usually grain (such as barley or rice) and ranging in taste from very salty to very sweet

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The luxury ingredients vary — instead of a black truffle sauce, the shio gets hit with a puree of green olives and truffle oil while the miso sees porcini mushroom oil. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "World’s first Michelin-starred ramen restaurant Tsuta to open San Francisco location," 22 Aug. 2019 Options include the Peruvian steak and Oaxacan cheese sandwich, a pork belly banh mi and a Chinese chicken salad with cabbage and kale slaw, crispy wontons and miso-mustard sesame dressing. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurants that recently opened in your neighborhood, August 2019," 9 Aug. 2019 Onigiri with jalapeño cheese bagel miso on top at Hannyatou. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "Bigger Isn't Better With Seattle's Newest Restaurants," 16 June 2019 In a large bowl, combine the miso, butter, and ginger, stirring and mashing. BostonGlobe.com, "SOBA WITH MISO BUTTER AND ASPARAGUS," 11 Sep. 2019 The broth containing the red and white miso is more like a sauce than a soup. Daily Pilot, "Tokyo’s chef Toshimasa Sano brings his miso ramen to Buena Park," 28 Aug. 2019 Look for an array of offerings at the newest location in Palo Alto, including rice and salad bowls, miso soup and chicken karaage. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "5 incredible SF Bay Area restaurants from La Cocina kitchen incubator," 24 Aug. 2019 Other dishes see a more eclectic tinge, incorporating ingredients like miso and XO sauce. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Say goodbye to Boot & Shoe Service and hello to Sister," 8 July 2019 The zipper-like arrangement rests atop the same miso and cider glaze the duck is cooked in and is adorned with braised pearl onion petals holding spicy duck pâté. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Our restaurant critic's 12 favorite metro Detroit dishes from the first half of 2019," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of miso

1615, in the meaning defined above

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