February 23, 2017

We Have Real Deal Mirin, and So Should You

by Umami Mart Staff


If you’ve ever cooked Japanese food, you know that mirin, or sweet cooking sake, is an integral ingredient.

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May 25, 2016

Japanify: Crabshroom Rice

by Yoko Kumano

I wanted to make something simple and mouthwatering for the Canned Crab Challenge. Sarah’s Snow Crab Jeon is a tough act to follow, so I also wanted to make something that could potentially complement her recipe.

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March 10, 2014

Kuishinbo: Easy Homemade Mirin

by Yuki HD

I’m sure Umami Mart readers know about mirin and have used it in cooking, but may not be sure about what it is exactly.

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January 6, 2011

Japanify: Japanese Eggplant and Chicken Simmered in Miso

by Yoko Kumano

Japanese Eggplant and Chicken simmered in Miso

When I crave comfort food, this is my go-to dish. It’s quick, easy and cheap. The key to a successful miso-eggplant dish is fresh eggplants.

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November 18, 2010

Japanify Ingredients: Mirin

by Yoko Kumano


In an effort to demystify Japanese cooking, today’s Japanify post is a first in a series I will call “Japanify Ingredients.” I’ve drawn inspiration from some questions I’ve received from friends, for example: “I bought rice vinegar to make sushi one time, but it’s just sitting in my cupboard doing nothing.

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