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All About Mirin, The Fermented Sweetener

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

All About Mirin, The Fermented Sweetener

    If you are into fermented foods, I'm sure you have heard of this Japanese condiment at least once.   みりん(味醂 / Mirin) is one of the "must haves" for Japanese cooking and it is made out of Mochi rice (sticky rice), Koji (rice culture) and Shochu.    This is a sweet condiment that’s used in many sauces.  One that is most known sauces outside of Japan would be Teriyaki sauce, but the usage of mirin is not limited to this!  In Japan you will see this ingredient used in almost all the dishes that has a slight sweetness. This...

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