Because i have family members who are Japanese, i sometimes find myself with delicious Japanese food. For Christmas i got this multipack of miso soups containing my all time favorite favorite packet soup, fried eggplant miso soup! It is amazing and the best part about it is that the flavor lingers and you can remember it even thirty minutes after your last swallow. It is a tad bit sweet, very buttery, savory, and salty. The eggplant rehydrates beautifully just like it was never dehydrated at all. You would never know you were eating packet soup!
This is Shio Koji. I got to try it for the first time this year and it was amazing! Its a fermented grain paste, in my case rice, and it not only tastes amazing but has enzymes in it that help to tenderize meat or fish. I have never in my life tasted fish so soft and tender! The flavor is a bit sweet, a bit salty, and very creamy. The fish itself is soft and succulent. The topping is full of flavor. I wish i had a picture of the finished product but i don’t because as soon as it came out of the oven i sat down and ate it one savored bite at a time before ultimately realizing i was supposed to take a picture before hand. It was such a life changing discovery for me i dont know if i can ever go back to making fish another way…well except for this thing my friend Cindy does with fish over a bed of apple slices cooked in olive oil. Both ways are pretty good!