This hon mirin from Yoneda Brewery is considered a rare, unique Japanese mirin since it is still handmade following centuries-old traditional methods and contains only the essential ingredients to make mirin. Concretely; Japanese glutinous rice, Japanese malted rice, and sake lees shochu, all made locally and processed by the manufacturer.
This additive-free mirin is made only using natural ingredients. The ingredients are carefully selected and fermented for 4 months and then aged during 1 year.
One of the special characteristics of this mirin is that it uses sake lees shochu distilled in the old traditional way which involves making a paste-like mixture made of sake. The manufacturer uses its own flagship sake called "Toyo no Aki" for this purpose. Then the mixture rests and ferments for several months when rice hulls are added to help the steam pass through the lees mixture. Finally a special wooden steamer with a device on top cools the vaper and collects the liquid.
Through its long preparation and brewing process, this Japanese rice seasoning develops a deep flavor with sweet notes and complex and woody aromas. Being slightly sweet, it balances saltiness and acidity in dishes. Its beautiful amber color and complex flavor will enhance the flavor of your foods.
Yoneda Hon Mirin Shippou literally provides the genuine taste of mirin sauce. Fans of Japanese culinary should not ignore this gourmet product!
- Additive-free mirin
- Made with natural and locally sourced ingredients
- Fermented for 4 months and aged for 1 year
- Handmade using a centuries-old traditional method
- Versatile seasoning
This mirin can be enjoyed as a drink or as a cooking seasoning and even as a sauce. This versatile seasoning works wonderful in stir fries, meat dishes, grilled and boiled fish, potatoes, stews, stocks, broths, braises, and of course sauces and glazes like teriyaki. Adding this mirin to any kind of dish will enhance the taste and umami.
Not only useful for enhancing the flavors but also for preserving ingredients or sweetening dishes such as fruit salads and pancakes.
- Net contents: 720ml
- Ingredients: Japanese glutinous rice (from Shimane Pref.), rice koji, sake lees shochu
- Alcohol content: 12%
- Made in Japan