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Find your favourite Miso and Soy sauce- The Original Taste from over 200 years ago-

Miso has become a worldwide food in recent years. It is no surprise to find miso soup in any Japanese restaurant in the world.

miso-and-soy-sauce

You may notice that there are many types of miso sold at Japanese supermarkets and you might be unsure which you should purchase. People here tend to choose the type which is made in the area they grew up in. Different regions have their own original tastes and they are all unique. It is the same for soy sauce as well. Miso and soy sauce are staple food products that are closely associated with Japanese life.

soya beans

Soya beans

Do you have any preference with regard to miso or soy sauce? Let me introduce my preferred miso and soy sauce and the reason why I recommend them here.

Neda Shouyu Goumei Gaisha (根田醤油合名會社) is one of the most popular and venerable miso/ soy sauce companies in the Tohoku Area. The locals of Fukushima prefecture always use their products and they also send them as seasonal gifts.

Miso company

Miso company

The Neda company (Let me shorten the name) was established 204 years ago during the Edo period when the Samurai still existed. There were many other miso and soy sauce producers at the time, but most of them disappeared as time passed.

So why do customers recommend the Neda company? It is probably because of the owner’s strong emphasis on the quality of their products. Let me talk about their miso here.

Miso

What is unique about the Neda company’s miso is that the ratio of rice and soy beans is almost the same. The owner explained that the balance of rice to soy beans affects the taste the most. The high proportion of rice gives the miso a sweeter taste and adds to its flavor. The more rice you add, the more it costs, so many miso companies tend to use more soy beans than rice. No wonder this miso has such a mild taste and the smell is also not too strong.

Soya beans

Soya beans

However, this does not mean other companies’ products are bad. Each miso has different merits, and which miso people choose, depends on what they cook or what their preference is on the occasion. That is normal.

The miso I recommend is Neda’sInaka Miso.” It is a bit more expensive than miso you see at the supermarket, but its well-balanced taste is superior.

Miso

Their soy sauce, “Ninen Moromi” is suitable for any use. If you would like to check other products of the Neda company, please visit their website!

miso-and-soy-sauce

miso-and-soy-sauce

It is easy to find the Neda Company’s miso and soy sauce at the supermarket in Tohoku but, if you don’t live in Tohoku, you can order from online websites or by mail order from anywhere!

For your information, miso helps Japanese to maintain their good health. As you might know, Japanese people are known to have a long life expectancy. Don’t you think it tells us something? If you care about your health, it is time to have Miso in your life.

Information

Neda Shouyu Goumei Gaisha (根田醤油合名會社)
Address: 〒961-0004 福島県白河市萱根根田4
Website: http://www.neda-shoyu.jp/
Email:info@neda-shoyu.jp
Access: About 10 minutes from Shinshirakawa station by a car
241 km from Narita International airport.

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