For those who don't know, miso is soybean paste; it comes in a variety of colors and is commonly used in Japanese cooking. It's very salty and there are several different varieties. To my knowledge the most commonly used varieties of miso paste are:
What miso tastes like, depends upon the color of it. I'm guessing that the lighter the color is, the milder the flavor.
Anyway, the only place I can find it is at an oriental food store about a half hour away from where I live; it's also perishable and sold in the refrigerator
case of the oriental food store.
Can I send this in the mail if I take the proper precautions? I already did a web search via a search engine and several sites have popped up regarding how to send perishable food in the mail. I'm essentially making a Japanese care package for my friend, with the staples used in Japanese cooking
enclosed in it. The only perishable thing I have to send thus far is the miso paste. Please help! I could really use help regarding this! (need advice, suggestions, recommendations, etc.)
Here are the links for how to send perishable food:
Mailing Perishable Foods - HGIC @ Clemson University