Definition of mirin
: a sweet Japanese cooking wine made from fermented rice
Recent Examples of mirin from the Web
Each piece of nigiri is sliced to order and brushed with sauces made from bonito flakes, umeboshi, sake, and mirin.
Salty soy sauce mixed with sweet rice wine (aka mirin) is the ideal simple base for Asian stir-fries and teriyaki sauce, but also works equally well mixed into spicy tofu crumbles, curries, and braised short ribs.
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Origin and Etymology of mirin
First Known Use: 1874See Words from the same year
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