17 Recipes featuring Miso

Everyone knows Miso as a soup but do you know you can use this as an ingredient in many dishes? With its rich umami taste, this funky Japanese fermented soybean paste is one component you should consider when prepping up for your future meals as it brightens up and intensifies the flavours of any dishes this is added to. Add to that its qualities of being a nutritional powerhouse of beneficial bacteria and enzymes plus antioxidants, it’s a no brainer adding this to you next meal. To help you with that, we are sharing today 7 Recipes featuring Miso, hopefully this will inspire you next dinner and hopefully crank up that desire to start using this concentrated hit of sweet, salty, nutty, umami filled ingredient to your dish.

Japanese Mushroom, Tofu and Vermicelli Soup 1

Japanese Mushroom, Tofu and Vermicelli Soup
When I tried this Japanese Mushroom, Tofu and Vermicelli Soup I was surprised, it was so damn tasty the umami flavour lingers in your mouth it becomes so addictive, honestly, I can replace any chicken soup with this one

Pesa (Fish in Miso Soup) 1

Pesa (Fish in Miso Soup)
One of the least popular dishes in the Philippines, a humble dish usually made out of boiled fish with miso and vegetables like cabbage and tomatoes. It may look simple but it sure is delicious.

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce 1

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce
Miso is not just for soups; it works wonder with steaks too. Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce is a simple steak of beef that uses miso to amp up the gravy it is served with.

Miso Ramen 1

Miso Ramen
Miso ramen if compared to the others is quite a new version where it started its popularity during 1965. Developed in Hokkaido this feature of this type of ramen are the generous amounts of miso combined with oily chicken broth which gives it rich, nutty, semi-sweet and very hearty soup.

Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup 1

Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup
This dish is a complete meal on its own, loaded with chicken, mushrooms, vegetables and even avocadoes. Enjoy it as it is but there’s no stopping you to enjoy it with some soba noodles or even rice on the side.

Shimu Yu 1

Shimu Yu
Miso is used in Taiwan too, one of the good examples is this Southern Taiwanese specialty where milkfish is cooked in a wonderful broth infused with ginger, miso and scallions.

Gyusuji Nikomi 1

Gyusuji Nikomi
Tendons, konnyaku and miso, it’s a flavour and texture filled dish you need to make soon.

Tonjiru 1

A loaded version of miso soup – with thinly sliced pork, tofu, mushrooms and vegetable it has everything sorted for you.

Sinigang na Isda sa Miso at Sampaloc (Fish Stew in Miso and Tamarind Soup)

Sinigang na Isda sa Miso at Sampaloc
We all know Taste Atlas rated sinigang the world’s ‘best vegetable soup’, but what’s even better than that? Sinigang with Miso!

Miso Glazed Salmon 1

Miso Glazed Salmon
Salmon is marinated in a combination of miso, mirin, soy sauce and ginger and grilled, this is how you properly treat a salmon.

Yosenabe 1

This list of 17 Recipes featuring Miso won’t be complete without this Japanese hotpot. Mixed seafood slowly cooked on miso infused broth, it one of those things you need in a cold wet night.

Sinigang na Bangus sa Miso 1

Sinigang na Bangus sa Miso
Another sinigang on this list just becuase sinigang with miso is simply good.

Hokkaido Style Chicken Miso and Corn Soup 1

Hokkaido Style Chicken Miso and Corn Soup
Yes, that is butter floating on that soup and it works wonders with every ingredient on this dish. Yum!!!

Miso Nikomi Udon 1

Miso Nikomi Udon
Another comfort dish you need to put on your arsenal. A simple noodle soup prepared with chicken, fish cake, mushroom, tofu and udon noodles served in a miso-flavoured dashi broth.

Oyster Mushroom Miso Soup 2

Oyster Mushroom Miso Soup
For the vegetarians out there, this one is for you, a soup prepared with oyster mushrooms, carrots, leeks, spring onions and celery in a dashi and miso stock base.

8 Marinades for your Samgyupsal 2

Yup there is a samgyupsal version glazed with miso too.

Tinola sa Miso
Did I say I can replace chicken soup a while ago, well I think I am wrong specially if the chicken soup was this one. Definitely the best tinola you will ever have if not, the best chicken soup of all.


4 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    I do enjoy Japanese but I’m not into miso, the soup, that is.

  2. I always love your recipe collections. And in this collection, I think the steak with mushroom miso sauce is my favorite!

  3. Hannah says:

    Miso is the “secret” ingredient in so many of my recipes. I always have tons of it in the fridge! Happy to get more inspiration too.

  4. Inger says:

    What a great collection! I love miso. I think I’d really enjoy trying these!

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