They bring world gourmet items to all of india through amazon, but they do it half assed, like this one here...
First the colour is wrong, Shiro means white, implies that the paste should be in yellowish-white in color. The irony here is they themselves mention it in the label and put a wrong product inside it.
Second, the process of making authentic miso paste is a complex process but with simple ingredients, As for as I'm concerned, this ain't an authentic miso paste, It's just garbage, literally. All they added is some boiled soyabeans, rice vinegar, sugar and salt and mixed them together... the process is very long and complicated, and they didn't even follow it.
I'm hardly acquainted with the taste of miso, and this seems like a good point to start. As the paste is heavier in nature hence the 300g of it packs in a small jar. Quantitywise it seems costly. Have to use for a while to see whether this small jar will go a long way, or not.
If you like Miso and its taste. This is worth a try. But I realised that if you don't consume it fast (3 months) then this may go waste. And so if someone in your family does not like it, (like myself) you may put it on the back burner.
This is good miso! Not the lightest shiro miso, but excellent taste. Miso is great for a quick meal with some fresh greens and tofu, and this is a great flavor enhancer in lots of vegan recipes. So glad to find this in India!
So i made soup with the miso paste as soon as it arrived..i.e. today. And the flavour is ok. Not too good as i expected. I dont like the smell of the paste. Though its made of soybeans i guess thats from where the smell is. I have never tasted miso soup anywhere else. So i am giving it 3 rating. I was not even expecting it to be great . The price was ok according to the quantity. But i would like to know where else can i have miso soup in india.