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miso Line breaks: miso
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːsəʊ/

Definition of miso in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Paste made from fermented soya beans and barley or rice malt, used in Japanese cookery.
Example sentences
  • When the fermentation of miso is complete the soya beans retain their original shape.
  • She makes miso from fermented soya beans each spring, treading them first with a pair of wellies and then pounding the pulp into blocks, finally hanging them in the rafters to dry.
  • Like a lot of Japanese ingredients, miso is handy to have in the fridge, where it will last for up to a year.
1.1 (also miso soup) A soup thickened with miso paste, often with added tofu or vegetables: a bowl of piping hot miso
More example sentences
  • Plain tofu is often eaten in the morning with a touch of ginger, or miso soup with tofu on the side.
  • Dipped in miso, it has a sweet, jellied, curiously dissolving quality, like some exotic form of vegan candy.
  • I had several bottles of hot sake and some miso to accompany our dish of sashimi.

Origin

Japanese.

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