Mirin is a sweet cooking sake that brings many exquisite flavours to a variety of foods. It's natural amino acids enhance the flavor and richness of your favorite recipes.
Whilst most mirin nowadays contains sugar and preservatives, Clearspring rice mirin is naturally fermented with koji from just rice with some salt being added at the end of the process.
Mirin is a type of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content and is an essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine. Mirin works well with everything from meat and fish to vegetables and tofu.
If the products states Hon mirin, then you know it is the real thing as opposed to Aji-mirin. Hon mirin is fermented from varieties of rice that creates it's sweetness. Only with natural fermentation can the complex savoury flavour of umami be produced.
Chicken Teriyaki: Mirin gives a mild sweetness to sauces and dishes and is a key ingredient in traditional teriyaki sauce.
Oden: Mirin is the 'secret' ingredient that lends a characteristic flavour to noodle broths and dips. Without mirin, these dishes tend to be flat.
Tempura set: Dips for tempura and other deep-fried foods, almost always include mirin.
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