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Soup Name:  Basic Chinese Chicken Soup Stock (Soup Base)

Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)

Introduction: This is the base Chinese Chicken Soup stock that …

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Miso Paste

Submitted by on April 22, 2013 – 9:06 pmNo Comment | 7,711 views


Ingredient Name:  Miso Paste, Miso

Traditional Chinese Name: 味噌 (Wèizēng)

What is this?

  • A Japanese ingredients that is fermented soybeans paste (usually made with barley, rice, soy sauce, salt)
  • This paste is used for sauces, cooking, pickling and most commonly, soups (miso soup to be exact!)
  • The color of this paste will vary from a light-golden brown to a dark-soy sauce brown depending on how its made
  • It can be found in both paste and powder form (but usually paste is used for cooking)

How do I prepare it?

  • Use with a clean spoon and remove from container
  • Once opened, close and refrigerate immediately and can be stored until the expiry date

Where can I buy this?

  • Most Asian supermarkets will carry this in a container format

What is the cost?

  • The cost will vary depending on the brand, import, flavor and type of miso paste
  • I purchased a tub pictured above for around $50 HKD

Any benefits?

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B and protein

Any precautions?

  • Miso is a salty ingredient and should be used in moderation
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