Category Archives: miso


Nikumiso is simple and satisfying Isakaya dish of ground meat and miso that I discovered in Kagoshima. It is fast to prepare and great as a dip for raw vegetables or on top of cold or hot noodles. Continue reading Nikumiso


miso garlic dip with cucumber

4 small cucumbers, cut lengthwise into eights
1 tbsp red miso
1.5 tbsp white miso (if available, otherwise just use a total of 2.5 tbsp red miso)
2 garlic cloves, crushes
2 tsp fine caster sugar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sake
2 tbsp mirin
large pinch of dashi, dissolved in 60ml of hot water
handfull of blanched, toasted and chopped almonds

Mix all ingredients for the sauce. Chill for one hour to thicken and for the flavours to blend. Serve in small bowls with the cucumbers to dip. Works of course equally well with carrots, mangetout etc, but cucumbers are the best.

from: Yoshoku, Jane Lawson