Can miso be bought fresh? All I know about is the salty powdered seasoning.
Natasha Uspensky (New York, NY) on Aug 29, 2011
Miso is a healthy food made of fermented soy, salt, and sometimes a grain, such as brown rice. Although a processed and dehydrated miso is sold in powdered form, the natural form of miso is a thick paste. This "fresh" miso can be bought in most natural food stores or Asian markets, and must be refrigerated after opening. A tablespoon of miso mixed with a cup of hot water produces homemade miso soup, which can be seasoned with cubes of tofu and seaweed. Miso is also great to use in marinades, salad dressings, and as a substitute for salt in cooking.