Mild taste and aroma.
For most miso soup and to flavor other dishes.
Sharp taste and aroma.
For strong tasting miso soup, which goes well with tempura and okowa [sweet rice dishes]. Also tastes good on hot days in summer.
It has a higher sodium content than shiro miso: when creating a menu, combine aka miso soup with less salty dishes.
Sweeter than regular shiro miso. Preferred choice for misozuke marinade.