About Miso Miso is a traditional fermented food with a history of over 1300 years. It is one of the nation’s most beloved and fundamental condiments, and is well known both domestically and internationally as the taste of Japan.
An old saying in Japan goes “Spend your money at the miso store rather than on a doctor,” and indeed miso has been an essential health food, eaten both day and night. Soybeans, the primary ingredient of miso, are also known as “the meat of the fields” due to being so packed full of protein.
By fermenting the soybeans, their protein breaks down into the amino acids that are the basis of “umami” (a savory taste) and becomes easily digestible. Amino acids and vitamins not normally found (or only in trace amounts) in soybeans are thus created, and the resulting food is highly nutritious. No other food can hope to equal the nutrition of miso.
Research in recent years has shown the potent effects of fermented foods on the body, bringing this old saying back into common knowledge.

Hanamaruki Miso

Hanamaruki makes a wide range of miso, including miso with no additives and miso with added stock flavor.
Our instant miso, which is prepared just by adding hot water, is particularly popular.

How to Use

Miso is used not just in soups but in a wide variety of dishes, including udon noodles and risotto.


  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup
    Ingredients serves 4
    Tofu…1/2 block
    Miso…3 Tbsp
    1) Put the dashi in the pan and warm it up on high heat.

    2) Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat and add miso as you whisk it.

    3) Cut the tofu into blocks of 2cm. Roughly cut the seaweed into 2 cm long pieces. Add it to the pan with the dashi and miso.

    4) Turn off the heat just before the soup comes to the boil and the tofu shakes and floats. Scoop the soup into a soup bowl and add chopped fresh vegetables such as green onions.
  • Miso Salmon Saute

    Miso Salmon Saute
    Ingredients serves 2
    ★Miso…3 Tbsp
    ★Mirin sweet cooking sake…1Tbsp
    ★Soy Sauce…1tsp
    Vegetable oil…1Tbsp
    1) Mix ★ well and put it on Salmon.

    2) Marinate for approximately 3 hours in the refrigerator.

    3) Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and cook the salmon both sides in a low heat.
  • Honey Miso Chicken

    Honey Miso Chicken
    Ingredients serves 2
    Chicken leg meat…300g
    ★Soy Sauce…1/2 Tbsp
    Vegetable oil…1Tbsp
    1) Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken.

    2) Mix ★ well, and put in #1. Put a lid on and cook in a low heat for 4~5 minutes.

    3) Hold the lid in place and shake the pan until the chicken is covered with the sauce completely.
  • Miso Dressing

    Miso Dressing
    Olive oil…1tsp
    1) Mix all ingredients well.

    2) Put #1 on a salad or seafood that you like.
  • Miso Dip

    Miso Dip
    1) Mix all ingredients well

    2) Dip vegetables that you like.
  • Miso Katsu

    Miso Katsu
    Ingredients serves 4
    Pork roast…100g×4
    Bread crumbs…40g
    Salt & pepper…Some
    Worcestershire sauce…30g
    1) Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of pork roast. Then coat the pork with the flour, dip in the beaten egg and place on the top of the bread crumbs. Fry in oil.

    2) Mix miso and worcestershire sauce.

    3) Put sauce on the top of fried pork roast.
  • White Fish With Sweet Miso

    White Fish With Sweet Miso
    Ingredients serves 4
    Cod…4 fillets
    ★Sweet Miso…60g
    1) Sprinkle salt on both sides of cod.

    2) Mix ★ in a bowl. Wrap it and put in microwave for 40 seconds.

    3) Bake fillet on both sides in the pan and spread sauce on top.