Mirin for cooking - recommendations?
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?
There are a number of brands of good honkaku (i.e. traditional) mirin.
One of the best is from Fukumitsuya:
But my personal favourite over the past 10 years is Sanshu Mikawa Mirin:
It's quite easy to find at upscale liquor stores and department stores.