Natto

Natto spelled nattō (納豆) is a Japanese cultured soybean dish. It is made with the help of a bacterial culture, namely Bacillus subtilis var natto. The bacteria create a stringy …

Miso Soup

One of the quintessential Japanese flavor enhancers, miso paste, plays a prominent role in this classic simple soup. Ichiban dashi (first stock) is the light, flavor-rich broth made from kelp …

Red Miso (Akamiso)

Miso is a bean paste made by mixing beans (soybeans traditionally), salt, and koji, a grain (usually rice) which has been inoculated and fermented with a mold, Aspergillus Oryzae. The flavor and …

White (Sweet) Miso

Miso is an umami-rich paste made by mixing beans (historically, soybeans), salt, and koji, a grain (usually rice) which has been inoculated and fermented with a mold, Aspergillus oryzae. The flavor and …

How to Make Homemade Koji

Koji is a cereal grain (like rice or barley) that has been inoculated with the mold Aspergillus oryzae. As this mold (whose family members include molds that form on bread …

Miso Soup (Vegan)

One of the quintessential Japanese flavor enhancers, miso paste, plays a prominent role in this classic simple soup. Ichiban dashi (first stock) is the light, flavor-rich broth made from kelp …