How to Use Mirin in Cooking
Last October, American food professionals visited fermented food producers to deepen their knowledge of Japanese fermentation culture during the “Hakko Tourism in Japan” tour campaign. As part of the tour, organizers held a tasting session where guests gave candid advice from the perspective of the American market to food product manufacturers looking to enter the United States market.
In the last article, I explained the history of mirin in detail.
Cooking Effects of Mirin
1. Bringing out the luster and shine
2. Enhances flavor permeability
3. Removing food smell
4. Protecting against disintegration while cooking
5. Elegant and mild sweetness and flavor
Specific uses of mirin
1. Simmered dishes
2. Roasted food
3. Vinegared and dressed dishes
4. Soba tsuyu
Maho Tanabe, the organizer of "Mirin Sweets and Fermented Foods" at Minamoto Shokudo, is an inner beauty planner and owner of Minamoto cafeteria. With expertise in fermented foods using koji and sake, she is a recognized authority in the fermented foods industry.