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Producer:Kankyo Shuzo
Ingredients:Japanese glutinous rice (domestic), brewed alcohol, koji (rice malt) (Contains 10-12% alcohol so be careful when offering to children)
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Storage: Refrigerate after opening. 

Mirin is a type of Japanese rice wine with a sweet, umami flavor that acts as a complement to saltier ingredients such as soy sauce and miso. It’s an essential seasoning in any Japanese pantry and is used both daily and for special occasions such asOshōgatsu. The quality can range from hon-mirin (lit. “true” mirin) to mirin-like seasonings. One reason for this range is that hon-mirin is brewed from shochu resulting in a product that has about 14% alcohol content and is often drunk as the celebratory New Year’s drink known as otoso.

Mirinlees (or mirin kasu) has a shape that resembles a plum blossom and is made from the paste that remains after the liquid has been removed to make mirin. Mirin lees has a complex flavor with an addictive mild sweetness (with no added sugar) and was traditionally served at temples and shrines as a seasonal treat.

This mirin lees is the by-product of making mirin usingKankyo Shuzo’s own kasutori shochu (a rare, traditional type of shochu). Kankyo Shuzu’s history dates back to 1862 with some of their buildings now being recognized as tangible cultural properties in Japan. Using old-fashioned techniques, they produce a variety of fermented foods such as mirin, sake and amazake. The company’s name originates from “Make mirin with a strong sweetness and taste!”.

Suggested uses: Extremely versatile. Enjoy as is as a sweet snack. It can also be drunk as amazake (sweet low-alcohol sake) by diluting in 4-6x water and sweetening with a little sugar, mirin or honey if desired, or in a shake (Eg. blend 50g of mirin lees with one banana and 200ml of milk). Can also be used to pickle vegetables (Eg. Combine 2 Tbsp of Mirin Lees with 1 Tbsp soy sauce* and 1 tsp salt* and use as an overnight pickling paste for chopped carrots, daikon, cucumbers, etc.).

Mirin Lees Marinated Chicken
Miso Mirin Japanese Stew 


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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