The History of Miso
The origin of miso
It is said that origin of miso dates back to ancient China and also it is said that miso was originally unique to Japan. So, actually its origins have not been cleared and there are two theories about origin, China and Japan.
In Japanese theory, it is said that the prototype of Japanese miso dates back to the Yayoi period, (an Iron Age era in the history of Japan traditionally dated 300 BCE to 300 CE).
Three kinds of miso you should know about
Do you know what Miso is?
Since the Japanese food was registered to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of 2013, miso soup has been getting popular in the world. Miso soup is usually served with rice in Japan and that is Japanese culture. And recently miso has become popular as “MISOSOUP” even outside of Japan too.
Miso soup is a Japanese traditional soup which is consisting of a stock called "DASHI" into which softened miso paste is mixed. Typically tofu and wakame (one kind of seaweeds) are put in miso soup as solid ingredients, but many other kinds of food can be good solid ingredients in miso soup, such as seasonal vegetables and mushrooms, meat, fish and shellfish, root vegetables and leaf objects. Also there are countless combinations of such foods that can be matched in miso soup.
Today I'd like to talk about miso which is essential for miso soup.