When looking for miso, you may find it easier under the title ‘miso paste’ or ‘soybean paste’. Miso paste can be found in most major supermarkets.
It would not usually be stored with the local condiments or produce which tends to lean towards the standard tomato ketchup or mayonnaise.
The best place recommended to search is the international aisle, otherwise known as oriental.
Miso is traditionally Japanese but could be surrounded by all different forms of Asian cuisine. In stores, you may find it close to the soups and other canned goods (as long as you are happy to have the soup already made).
Nonetheless, it would still be worth trying here if the international aisle does not appear to have anything.
Miso gives a great load of fiber, therefore if your local health food store is more convenient it is also beneficial to drop into there.
In this instance, you’ll be most likely to find it in the refrigerated section near to the tubs of tofu, if they have one. If not, have a look for it in jar form.
The brand ‘Yukata’ is quite popular, so keep your eyes peeled. It is worth mentioning that this is likely to be the more expensive option with a significant difference, however, bear in mind that you may be paying for the quality.
In the case that you are looking for a lower price, finding out where your nearest Asian corner shop or Asian market is can offer you a good bid.
In larger cities, it would be very uncommon to not have international stores spread in fairly convenient locations.
This option could offer a larger variety which is more suitable for your particular dish. Flavors come in ‘light’ or ‘dark’.
When all else is failing, the last resort is the idea of ordering it online. Again, this is available from most major supermarkets, however, the problem with this is that there is generally a minimum spend.
If you intend to purchase multiple items or a week’s worth of shopping it becomes more ideal.
If you are only looking for miso, try an online market such as Amazon where they have my favorite brand, Hikari, or others in a similar manner.
They offer quick delivery and a large range of products and prices so chances are high that you will find what you are looking for.