Mirim, or mirin, is a sweet and syrupy rice wine widely used in Japan and Korea. Hon (translated as “real”) mirim is the highest quality category of mirim containing 14% alcohol and 0% salt. Here are some benefits of cooking with mirim:
Adds a pleasant mild sweetness and depth to dishes
Masks strong fishy and gamey smells
Tenderises meats and allows for flavour absorption
Extends shelf life if applied to raw meat before storing in the fridge
Adds lustre and a nice glaze to dishes when cooked together
Glutinous rice, rice koji, and shochu (allergens: yeast)
Vegan: Probiotic, gluten-free, 100% natural and raw
Shelf life: Does not expire
Storage: Cool, dry, dark place
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