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Doenjang vs. Miso: What’s the Difference?

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 2 min read

Doenjang and miso are two different ingredients that both add a salty, umami kick to East Asian foods. Learning how to best use these different kinds of fermented soybean pastes is an important step in mastering Japanese or Korean cooking.