Miso tastes naturally salty and spicy (umami).
Umami is known as the secret flavour. Sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Those are the four familiar tastes that I'm sure you know best. But then there's the fifth flavour - umami.
Umami is often referred to as savoury, meaty, or rich. We'll try comparisons by referring to dishes in which umami can be tasted:
- Chicken soup,
- soy sauce,
- fried mushrooms or beans stir-fried with bacon, and of course our Fairment Miso - Paste.