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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Add the sake and mirin and bring to a simmer over high heat. Eric Kim, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2023 In a large bowl, stir together the sesame seeds, mirin, soy sauce, sake, sugar, and cayenne (if using). Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Apr. 2023 November 30 is Mirin Day in Japan, as 11 and 30 sound like good and mirin in Japanese. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 5 Mar. 2023 Press firmly, yet gently, to form into a thick triangular shape. Make the glazes: Mix yellow miso with 1 tablespoon of mirin. Sho Boo, WSJ, 23 July 2021 Trademark dishes such as Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Jalapeno, Tuna Takaki with the vinegar/mirin/soy sauce/dash sauce Tosazu and Rock Shrimp Tempura make an appearance along with Sensei specific dishes such as Nobu Ceviche, Crab with Cold Inaniwa Noodles and Broccolini with Roasted Ginger. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 The tare is a mix of soy sauce, mirin and sake. Flora Tsapovsky, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2021 Mirin Japanese cooking 101 students will get nowhere without a bottle of mirin. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 5 Mar. 2023 In this 30-minute dinner, tofu braises in soy sauce, mirin, and vinegar until it’s richly flavored. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 22 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mirin was in 1874

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“Mirin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirin. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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