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Mirin for cooking - recommendations?

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Appreciate this is a bit of an unusual question: I am about to finish working in Tokyo and would like to buy a few bottles of high quality mirin as gifts for some friends who enjoy cooking.

As I am personally a woefully inadequate cook can anyone here suggest what I should buy and where I could buy it?

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  1. There are a number of brands of good honkaku (i.e. traditional) mirin.
    One of the best is from Fukumitsuya:
    http://www.fukumitsuya.com/chomiryo/m...

    But my personal favourite over the past 10 years is Sanshu Mikawa Mirin:
    http://www.mikawamirin.com/en/product....
    It's quite easy to find at upscale liquor stores and department stores.

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    1. re: foodfile

      Foodfile this was extremely useful, thank you so much. In the chaos of packing up I forgot to reply. I was able to purchase a few of each to give to friends and I am sure they will enjoy cooking with them.