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

Examples of miso in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This might look like instant ramen tossed in a miso, butter and Vegemite sauce, or a bowl of congee-esque savory oatmeal topped with creamy avocado. Janelle Bitker, Tanay Warerkar, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Nov. 2021 Shiro or white miso can be found in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 Expect to always find some fresh pasta, such as a spicy scallop spaghetti ($28) given a hit of umami from Shared Cultures miso, plus preserved lemon and pops of kelp. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Oct. 2021 Even the miso is modified—into cappuccino form with a tofu foam topper. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Now, at permanent locations in Potrero Hill and on Lombard Street, diners can find a vegan ramen, $14, featuring a flavorful miso broth, with add-ons like tofu, bamboo and bean sprouts. Flora Tsapovsky, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2021 Instead of using the more typical vegan ramen ingredients like mushrooms or root vegetables, Afuri’s ramen, $16, gets its complexity and richness from hazelnuts and miso cashew crumbles. Flora Tsapovsky, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2021 Torres maximized the fryer’s capacity with Catfish y Chips ($13), nuggets of catfish soaked in sambal buttermilk, dredged in cornmeal and fried to a shaggy crunch, served with curly fries, all of it sauced with spicy, complex miso remoulade. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Sep. 2021 Koji, the powerful source of the enzyme that is used to make everything delicious in Japanese cuisine like miso and soy sauce, has become a keyword for chefs and beverage specialists in the world lately. Akiko Katayama, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of miso

1615, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2021

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“Miso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miso. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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