Takara Mirin

Takara Mirin

Seasoning Sake,
18 L

What makes Takara Mirin such an essentail ingredient for cooking is its unique combination of three key components - alcohol, amino acids, and sugar - and their synergetic effects in cooking. Takara Mirin is made with premium sake, rich in natural amino acids, containing alcohol and additional natural sweetners.

Takara Mirin effects may include but are not limited to: 

  1. Enhances flavors and umami.
  2. Improves penetration of flavors.
  3. Adds delicate sweetness.
  4. Maintains natural texture.
  5. Boosts apperarance and glaze.
  6. Controls unwanted smell.

Takara has been making mirin for over 170 years and is known as #1 mirin brand in Japan.

Ingredients: sake*, corn syrup, dextrose, and water.  *sake brewed with Calrose rice from the Sacramento Valley, koji, yeast and water.

* No high fructose corn syrup is used in TAKARA MIRIN.


Kosher Certified Sulfite Free Gluten Free

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Brewed in: Berkeley, CA
Alcohol: 12%
Type: Seasoning Sake

Takara Mirin

Taste Profile


Takara Mirin enhances flavors and umami; it helps the penetration of flavors, controls unwanted smells, and adds a pleasant sweetness. It is recommended for producing better tasting marinades, soups, and sauces. This premium 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 Years Toso, celebratory drink, when it is infused with Chinese herbs, tososan.

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Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union

Takara Sake USA produces a variety of Sake and Mirin products that are certified *pareve* by Orthodox Union, the world's leading kosher certifying organization. To find an OU approved item, just look for the "Kosher (OU)" statement appearing to the right of any certified product.