View Full Version : Don't like miso...
10-28-2007, 07:31 PM
I tried miso and do not like it. There are several recipes, though, that I want to make that calls for miso. What can I use in its place? Is it mostly used for its saltiness?
10-28-2007, 07:40 PM
I read somewhere in a posting on this forum that the substitute for miso was a combination of the spices onion powder, allspice and turmeric.
maybe using these spices will make it taste a bit different and more suitable to your taste buds.
The above is similiar to what i have used to make sour cream, a combo of onion powder, a little tumeric, and a little chilli powder. Maybe I'll try allspice next time.
I hope that helps!
10-28-2007, 09:08 PM
I REALLY want to make raw miso soup (with mushrooms, baby bok choy, carrots and green onions). So, if I added a little onion powder, turmeric, and chili powder I would get close to the taste?
10-28-2007, 09:27 PM
mi so sorry ;)
Lady Green Jeans
10-28-2007, 10:10 PM
Don't know what brand or what variety you tried and did not like. There are many kinds ranging from mild white to strong dark miso that resembles almost a cooked beef color for soup/gravy. Not knowing the variety you did not like limits what could serve as a replacement. I like miso--most all the varities, but for different dishes or at different times of the year. Miso soup has such variety and is so very healthful it seems a shame to slam the door shut on the benefits. Maybe your palate is just not ready for the flavor just yet; maybe it will be an aquired taste for you. Try some of the suggested alternate spices if you think that may work--certainly won't hurt and may get you closer to the taste(s) you will most enjoy.
waltnutty, I haven't tried that, only in recipes calling for miso, I'll give it a shot, and post back
I conducted the aforementioned experiment. In a bowl put some onion and garlic powder (out of onion, only had a mix), chilli powder and tumeric. Cut some spinach into ribbons, diced some onion and some celery, poured some hot-ish water over and stirred. tasted bland, added salt. Better, then added some lemon and olive oil. It wasn't half bad! Not miso, but not bad. I think with more experimenting a great soup base/broth can be made with spices. Even a creamy one by whizzing it up with oil.
10-29-2007, 01:55 AM
I tried the organic mild white. I added it to a sesame seed spread for sushi (because the recipe called for it). It was awful! I am really not willing to spend any more of my teeney tiny food budget on more miso. I mostly wanted to know what spices or flavors I could substitute for the miso. I thought miso was mainly used for saltiness, but it appears by your responses above that that is not true. Any further help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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