Substitute Japanese Hon-Mirin (Sweet Rice Wine)

"A quick way to blend a reasonable substitute for Mirin in Japanese sauces and dishes."
 
Download
photo by a food.com user photo by a food.com user
Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
3
Yields:
1 cup of Mirin
Advertisement

ingredients

Advertisement

directions

  • Mix sugar and water and bring to a slight boil for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Add Sake to the mixture a small bit at a time until the desired sweetness is achieved.
  • True Hon-Mirin is very expensive and difficult to obtain outside of Japan.
  • While this shortcut does not have the full flavor and complexity of a true Hon-Mirin, it is an adequate substitute when used as a sweetener in certian Japanese sauces such as teriyaki.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!
Advertisement

Reviews

  1. tlkerr
    This recipe worked great in my Nikujaga! I wasn't able to find Mirin but had Sake. I found the corn syrup to be a better option because you didn't have to wait for it to dissolve like the sugar.
     
  2. Space Burger Steve
    The only thing I use mirin for is teriyaki marinade, and I couldn't find any a while ago, so I decided to give this a try. It worked great! Excellent way to use up stale sake, too!
     
  3. Cypress
    thanks so much for posting this, as i can never find mirin. not even in specialty Asian stores for some reason! it's the strangest thing. i will be using this in the many Japanese and Asian recipes i have.
     
Advertisement

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Find More Recipes