Takara has been making mirin for over 170 years and is widely known as the number one mirin brand in Japan.
Mirin gourmet seasoning sake can be challenging to find at local marketplaces. Trust Takara Sake USA Inc. to provide the mirin seasoning sake for sale you need. Our seasoning sake is crafted using only the highest quality ingredients and offered at exceptional prices.
Buying Mirin Seasoning Sake
Whether you’re a general consumer or a restaurant owner, you want to be sureyou check the alcohol level and where the main sweetness is derived from before you buy mirin cooking sake.
For general consumers, you can buy Takara Mirin gourmet seasoning sake online today. Takara Mirin is a premium mirin brewed with our flagship junmai sake. Its alcohol level is 12% (almost as high as regular sake), and it is made in America.
If you own a restaurant or a retail facility, order your preferred type of mirin today from our distributors. We welcome the opportunity to be your number one place to buy mirin seasoning sake and other cooking sake varieties.
Food industrial users? Contact us for more information for available products, sizes and its lead-time. Our industrial sector is a trusted source for every creative needs.
What Is Mirin?
Mirin is sweeter than basic sake. Although mirin also starts with grains of polished white rice, it goes through a slightly different and unique processes. The end result is a smooth, sweet and rich liquid that is used mostly for enhancing cooking, although some premium authentic mirin, such as our Takara Mirin, can be enjoyed as a beverage as well.
What makes mirin such an essential ingredient for cooking is its unique combination of three key components — alcohol, amino acids and sugar — and their synergetic effects in cooking. Our mirin is made with premium junmai sake. It is rich in natural amino acids. It also contains high alcohol content (12%) and additional natural sweeteners.
What Is Mirin Used For?
Mirin enhances flavors and umami, controls unwanted smells and adds a pleasant sweetness to foods. It is recommended for producing better tasting marinades, soups and sauces. Takara’s premium mirin, such as Takara Mirin, may also be substituted for honey or sherry as a sweetener in Western cooking, and its quality can be tested by simply tasting the delicious flavor. Takara Mirin is often served as a New Year’s Toso (celebratory drink), when it is infused with tososan (Chinese herbs).
Here are the important effects of mirin:
Enhances flavors and umami.
Improves penetration of flavors.
Add delicate sweetness.
Maintain natural texture of ingredients.
Boost appearance and glaze.
Eliminate unwanted smell.
Mirin is a popular ingredient in a number of Asian cuisine dishes and sauces. Most people have probably had mirin in Asian restaurants and not realized it. For instance, delicious, fresh teriyaki sauce is always made with mirin to temper the soy sauce's savory, salty flavor and add new depth to meals.
Mirin can also be used to switch up American dishes. Add one tablespoon of Takara Mirin, when you are warming up a can of soup next time. Simple pasta and tomato sauce night? Add one tablespoon of Takara Mirin to your tomato sauce. Your ordinary store bought sauce will turn into a gourmet creation. You’ll be amazed what one spoon full of mirin can do!
Many chefs are discovering mirin for the first time and expanding their culinary abilities by experimenting with it in their recipes. You may also discover that mirin can help add depth to vegetarian meals, such as roasted vegetables or tofu bakes.
Where can you use mirin seasoning sake? Pretty much anywhere while you are cooking. The possibilities are endless!
Mirin Seasoning Sake vs. Rice Vinegar
Many people have seen rice vinegar on their grocer's shelves. However, you likely won’t find true mirin along with it. If your grocery store carries mirin, it will likely be found in the alcohol and liquor section.
As with all vinegars, rice vinegar has a pungent aroma and adds a tang to meals. Mirin seasoning sake, by contrast, offers a sweeter and savory element that balances out the flavors in otherwise unexciting dishes.
Always cook with the best! If sake is great for drinking, you know it will be great for cooking with as well. Takara Sake USA does not make “cooking sake (except for industrial brand,” however, our premium Junmai type sake, Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai would be the best recommended sake to cook with at home, for exceptional results.
Takara Mirin is available directly to consumers via our online store. Please refer to our online store Legal Limit page for more details. Takara Mirin is also widely available at Asian grocery stores nationwide.
For wholesale, or industrial sector only products, please contact us for details.