mirin

noun

mir·​in ˈmir-in How to pronounce mirin (audio)
: a sweet Japanese cooking wine made from fermented rice

Examples of mirin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, chunky golden nuggets of silken tofu are coated in corn scratch and lightly fried before being placed in a shallow pool of broth made from dashi, soy sauce and sweet mirin then topped with bonito flakes, spicy radish sprouts and ginger. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 16 Apr. 2024 Add sweet potatoes, dashi, kombu (if using), 5 tablespoons soy sauce, the mirin, sake and sugar. Melissa Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2024 Tellingly, Jayasekara toured more than 25 countries to set up his network of suppliers: think reindeer and cloudberries from Norway; single-origin chocolate via a Suffolk specialist; tuna and mirin from Tokyo; and coconut cream from—where else?—Sri Lanka. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 3 Apr. 2024 Soy dipping sauce: Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin (rice wine) and a few drops of chile oil; drizzle over fish. Domenica Marchetti, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for mirin 

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Word History

Etymology

Japanese

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mirin was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Mirin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirin. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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