From Soy Bean to Paste: Miso – Saturday, April 18, 2015

From Soy Bean to Paste: Miso – Saturday, April 18, 2015

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. MOA Natural Food Cafe

If you’ve ever eaten at a Japanese restaurant, chances are, you’ve been served a tannish brown soup with your meal. The slightly sweet and salty ingredient that makes the soup so delicious is miso. Occasionally, miso will also lend its flavor to butterfish and salmon in a sweet miso and shoyu (another soy product) preparation.

Learn all about this versatile culinary powerhouse – from how to make it, to its many uses – in a 60 to 90-minute course led by Mai Fujii of the MOA Wellness Center. Mai will unravel the mystery of miso, allow us to take home a sample of miso and we’ll enjoy some soup together.

The Mokichi Okada Association (MOA) has established the MOA Wellness Center, a facility devoted to their Health and Wellness Program (OHWP) and Integrative Medicine. They offer services to improve physical and spiritual health and the quality of life of its participants. Mokichi Okada (1882-1955) is the visionary whose lifestyle, passion and teachings became the founding inspiration for this center and its programs. They hold many food-related classes and also have their own farm!


Well, yes, you could just buy miso from your local grocer, but we’re Slow Food O’ahu, we want to know more so that we could make it ourselves and use it in the kitchen.

The cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members.  The limit is 15 attendees.  To register, go to or you may go to for a list of all Slow Food O’ahu events.

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