Put the miso sauce in a small saucepan, place over low heat, and stir to heat through; season with crushed black pepper to taste.
In Kato, my favorite lunch set includes braised golden eye snapper, rice, miso soup, and pickles.
Try the miso ramen at Sapporo (152 W. 49th St.; 212-869-8972; entrées from $9).
type of paste used in Japanese cooking, 1727, from Japanese.
word-forming element meaning "hater, hatred," before vowels, mis-, comb. form of Greek misos "hatred," misein "to hate." Productive as a word-forming element in ancient Greek, e.g. misoagathia "hatred of good or goodness;" misoponein "to hate work." Forming many compounds in English, most of them obscure or recherche, but some perhaps useful, e.g. misocapnic (adj.) "hating (tobacco) smoke," misocyny "hatred of dogs."
miso- or mis-