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Kikkoman Mirin down the tubes

bitchincook Feb 25, 2012 11:38 AM

I bought a new bottle recently, as my existing supply was getting low. I noticed the new bottle had a different shape, wider at the bottom. Fine.

What's not fine is that they have taken the alcohol out of what is supposed to be rice wine. Too bad I bought it before I noticed that part! Now all it is is treacle, IMO, anyhow. I'll have to make a special trip to the oriental market to get the real thing.

I thought I'd post this as a warning to others who might otherwise also get stuck with a useless bottle of syrup.

  1. FoodFuser Feb 25, 2012 10:17 PM

    One of the best is Mitoku brand Mirin. Available online from many sources, such as here:


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    1. re: FoodFuser
      guilty Feb 25, 2012 11:32 PM

      +1 for Mitoku mirin.

      1. re: guilty
        MacGuffin Jun 16, 2012 10:42 AM


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      chipman Jun 16, 2012 10:52 AM

      oriental market?

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      1. re: chipman
        MacGuffin Jun 16, 2012 11:56 AM

        I seriously doubt it. I've never seen Mitoku products in anything other than health food stores--they're targeted to a niche market.

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