miso

  • Vegetables

    Lettuce Salad with Basil Sumiso Dressing

    In the region in Japan where I grew up, there is a Lettuce called ‘Chisha’. ‘Chisha’ has the flavour and texture between Cos Lettuce and Butter Lettuce. My mother most frequently made ‘Chisha’ Salad with ‘Sumiso’, a sweet & sour Miso dressing. I use Cos Lettuce for this salad, and I add Basil to the …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Basil Sumiso Dressing

    ‘Sumiso’ is a Japanese sweet & sour sauce made with Miso. Smooth and mild flavoured Miso such as White Miso is commonly used. It goes very well with boiled Octopus or Squid, and also freshly cooked Konnyaku (Konjac), or Bocconcini. It can be used as a salad dressing. I often add fresh Basil to it. …

  • Pork

    Hoisin Pork Sauce

    To make my ‘Spicy Meat Sauce’, I use Red Miso (dark coloured Japanese Miso) and Soy Sauce. The other day I added Hoisin Sauce as well, just because I needed to use it up. The sauce was so good and inspired me to make this Pork Sauce. This meat sauce can be enjoyed with freshly …

  • Vegetables

    Vegan Soy Meat & Cabbage Miso Stir-fry

    When you use fillet type Soy Meat (Soy Protein) for stir-fry, you must marinate them. Otherwise, Soy Meat fillets would be bland and dry. This is the dish I usually cook with thinly sliced Pork. I only use a very small amount Oil when I cook this dish with Pork, but I needed to add …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls) Pork

    Tonkatsu Onigirazu (Rice Sandwich)

    When I have leftover Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet), I usually make ‘Katsu Sando’ (Tonkatsu Sandwich) for lunch next day. Today I made this Rice Sandwich ‘Onigirazu’. Tonkastu Sauce can go well with Rice, but Miso Sauce is my choice. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Cooked Short Grain Rice1 sheet Nori1/2 or 1 Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet) …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Miso Oats Porridge

    I sometimes crave ‘Zōsui’ (a Japanese Rice Soup), especially when I am unwell. On the other day I did crave it, but I had no leftover cooked rice to make it. I didn’t bother cooking rice for it. Then I decided to use Oats, that can be cooked quickly. The porridge was delicious and I …

  • Bread Mushrooms

    Miso & Mushroom Pizza

    People who have tried my ‘Miso & Mozzarella Baked Eggplant’ OR ‘Miso & Mozzarella Baked Tofu’ know that Miso and Mozzarella are a good match. If you like the combination, you certainly wish to try this Pizza. I just simply replaced Tomato sauce with Miso Sauce. Makes 1 Pizza Ingredients 1 Pizza Base *I used …

  • Tofu

    Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) with Miso Mayo Sauce

    Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) can be transformed into a variety of yummy dishes that are particularly great for Beer. Search this website with a key word ‘abura-age’ to find recipes. If you have a small toaster oven, this dish would be super easy to make. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 sheets Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu)1/2 …

  • Chicken

    Miso Marinated Chicken

    My ‘Miso Marinated Salmon’ is delicious. The same marinade can be used to marinate not only Fish but also Chicken and Pork. I added some Sugar to make the marinade sweeter for Chicken, but it is up to your preference. If you cook them in a frying pan, please note that Miso Marinated Chicken are …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Scrumptious Tofu & Vegetable Miso in Lettuce Cups

    This dish is very popular in Japan and the miso mixture is usually made with Pork Mince. I made this Vegetarian (Vegan) version for my Vegan friends. By adding a variety of ingredients, you can create a great flavour. If you ran out of Lettuce, you can enjoy it with freshly cooked rice, too. Makes …

  • Beef Chicken Pork

    Spicy Meat Sauce

    This sauce is good with Tofu, steamed Vegetables, Noodles, and of course with freshly cooked rice. Minced Meat can be any kind of Meat. It is seasoned quite strongly as it is a sauce. Just pour it over whatever you want to eat with it. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil1 …

  • Dips & Spreads

    Miso Mayo Dip

    This dip is good with anything, but I like to eat this dip with Vegetables such as Cucumber, Daikon, Carrot, Broccoli and Cauliflower. Absolutely easy to make and everyone loves it. This Dip is quite salty and you don’t need to make a lot of it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon Miso *I used …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Squid & Octopus

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ Miso Squid Rice Bowl

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ stands for ‘Kimuchi (Kimchi) and Takuan (Japanese Pickled Daikon) and you may interested in my fried rice dish ‘Kimu-Taku’ Rice. I stir-fried Squid, that is marinated in Miso sauce, with Kimchi and Takuan. If you love Kimchi and Takuan, this dish is irresistible. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Squid Tube *about 150g1 tablespoon Miso …

  • Fish

    Miso Marinated Salmon

    This ‘Miso Marinated Salmon’ is delicious, but it is easy to burn. I recently discovered this baking paper method to cook Fish. My large thick-base frying pan used to be Non-stick but not anymore. Cover it with baking paper, so that it turns perfectly Non-stick. And this way, fish fillets cook nicer than directly on …

  • Pork Ramen

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Miso Ramen

    This is one of my childhood dishes. My mother used to cook this in a large pot for whole family of five. Ramen Noodles tend to get quite soft as they are cooked in the soup with other ingredients. She used particular Noodles that were made for this dish, but I use Japanese Instant Miso …

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