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Where to find Mirin in GTA?

ThorOdenson Nov 6, 2011 07:19 AM

I am told there is a place in Hamilton, Ontario that sells Kikkomon Mirin. Does anyone know where this may be?

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    wano Nov 6, 2011 12:15 PM

    Not sure about Hamilton but just about any major gorcery store in GTA areas like Mississiauga, Markham, Richmond Hill will carry it not to mention T&T grocery store or the ethnic sections of major grocery stores.

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    1. re: wano
      Spanglo Nov 6, 2011 04:05 PM

      Always go to an Asian grocery store for Asian ingredients,always much cheaper.

      Any grocery store in Chinatown will have it.

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        Charles Yu Nov 6, 2011 04:46 PM

        There's a Chinatown in Steel Town??!!

      2. re: wano
        ThorOdenson Nov 7, 2011 06:24 PM

        FYI - I just picked up Kikkomon Mirin at Loblaws Suoerstore in Whitby. They only sell the small bottles but actually carry 3 different brands. Thanks to all for your replies.

      3. Charles Yu Nov 6, 2011 02:54 PM

        Large Metro or Loblaw Super store with an Oriental food section should carry them. Should be close to the Kikkoman Teriyaki sauces. Otherwise any Oriental supermarket should have them!

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          KraTToR Nov 6, 2011 03:05 PM

          Kikkoman make a decent one. Get it at Fortino's/Loblaws/Zehrs

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            jayt90 Nov 7, 2011 10:31 AM

            Decent? My bottle tastes of corn syrup and glucose. Where are the real Mirin's? They should be at LCBO but that outfit is gauged toward suburban or condo 'lifestyle'!

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              Kagemusha Nov 7, 2011 10:34 AM

              Think this got run ragged some time back. Archives?

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                jayt90 Nov 7, 2011 11:17 AM

                I remember that. Consensus was that LCBO did not have true Mirin, but it might be available from some grey market or cloak and dagger sources, in large quantities.

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                  aser Nov 7, 2011 08:19 PM

                  It's available at Japanese restaurant wholesalers like Nishimoto, Yamasho and Ozawa but in 18L containers.

                  no cloak & dagger sources, that's the unsalted shaoxing rice wine.

          2. Kagemusha Nov 7, 2011 09:03 AM

            Find a Korean grocery and you'll find mirin.

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              zonker Nov 8, 2011 02:16 AM

              Kikkomon Mirin, be carefull most grocery store Mirin has corn syrup in it. You can get real Mirin at the Big Carrot and at Whole Foods.

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                mcel215 Nov 8, 2011 03:16 AM

                I'm interested in buying Mirin also, but what ingredients should it have on the label. You say some have corn syrup, what should the label say for real Mirin. Thanks.

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                  zonker Nov 8, 2011 03:36 AM


                  This link may help

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