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mirin Line breaks: mirin
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪrɪn/

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Definition of mirin in English:


[mass noun]
A rice wine used as a flavouring in Japanese cookery.
Example sentences
  • They doubled the sugar and added more mirin, the rice wine that lent the sauce, or teri, its distinctive flavor and glazing properties.
  • The sauce is not so much a marinade as a basting liquid, using saké and mirin, available from Japanese specialists and selected supermarkets.
  • For something a little different, try a subtle Japanese dressing of mirin and grated white daikon as shown here.



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