Sushi - Sushi Ingredients
(Sushi Rice) - Mirin
(Sweet Rice Wine)
is a sweet rice wine
with a lower
alcohol content. It is used instead of sugar to prevent the food from
too sweet. Most Japanese dishes use sugar, but they are used just
enough not to
taste it in the food. The main purpose of sugar is to bind the flavors
other seasonings and condiments, and not to give it a sweet taste.
used for this purpose, since it is not sweet as pure sugar, and also
aroma. It is like a light syrup, and it should be used in small amounts.