mi·so | \ˈmē-(ˌ)sō \

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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Top bun with tongue, kimchi, miso aioli and pickled cucumbers. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Commercial kimchi producers, in fact, already have a history of swapping fish products for miso to make vegan-friendly products. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Vegan Kimchi Is Microbially Pretty Close to the Original," 7 May 2018 The daily set lunch is my favorite meal in Kyoto—10 different little bites from miso marinated eggplant, homemade pickles, Japanese curry, or mashed purple sweet potatoes. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines," 3 May 2018 Marinate Wagyu beef tongues with misoyaki marinade of sake, sugar, mirin and aka miso. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 That said, these are American-style rolls: spicy tuna enveloped in firm rice and snappy nori; scallop with warm liquid applications of miso and spicy mayo; sweet king crab with avocado rolled in tobiko, the Pop Rocks of the fish-egg universe. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Radio Anago is Brendan Sodikoff’s sushi cave under the deep dark sea . . .," 3 May 2018 Whisk together rice vinegar, sesame oil, miso, ginger and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken Salad," 7 Jan. 2017 They can be found in food such as yogurt, miso and soy beverages or in dietary supplements. Fortune, "Why Washing Your Hands Too Much Could Make You Sick," 12 June 2018 The spicy miso ramen bowl explodes with flavor, but the heat is nicely balanced by the perfect handmade noodles. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Little Italy Food Hall, a delicious gastro-gathering place, opens today," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of miso

1615, in the meaning defined above

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