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Definition: Mirin

A low-alcohol sweet Japanese rice wine. It is essential in Japanese cooking and adds a sweet flavor to dishes, sauces, and glazes. It is also used to erase the smell of broiled fish. In dishes it is sometimes used instead of a sugar/soy sauce combo. It is often referred to as rice wine.


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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love this stuff!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
I'm going to have to get some mirin and experiment w/ it, thanks!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I use Mirin all the time. I take One Cup Soy Sauce, 1 cup Mirin and reduce, its what "eel sauce" is. the sweet, goopy sauce they put on sushi
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