Miso is a high-protein fermented paste made from soybeans, a grain (barley or rice), salt, and water. Japanese people use it primarily to flavour soups, broths, and sauces or to replace chicken or beef broth. You’ll find miso in the natural foods section of grocery stores. It keeps for months in the refrigerator.
Mirin is an Asian condiment made from sake and sugar that is often used as a cooking wine in sauces. It is found in the asian section of grocery stores.