Salted Mirin Seaweed Enjoyed with Irizake Seasoning

In the world of culinary exploration, there are gems waiting to be discovered, and Sea Vegetable's "Mirin" is undoubtedly one of them.

So, what exactly is Mirin? And how do you eat it?

Chances are, many of you haven't heard of it, let alone tried it. Venturing into unknown food territory can be a bit daunting even for food enthusiasts like us.

But fear not! Mirin is a versatile seaweed that can be enjoyed in various ways. And today, we're starting with a delicious recommendation from Sea Vegetable's team: pairing it with a seasoning called "Roast Sake" or "Iri-Zake."

What is Irizake?

First off, have you heard of Iri-Zake?

Iri-Zake is a seasoning made by simmering Japanese sake with Ume (plums) and bonito flakes. It has a long history, even older than soy sauce, dating back to the Muromachi period in Japan.

While its usage declined with the widespread availability of soy sauce, in recent years, it's been gaining attention again for being a healthier alternative with lower sodium content.

Now, let's talk about Mirin's perfect match: Iri-Zake.


One recommended way to enjoy Mirin is by marinating it in Iri-Zake.

After soaking Mirin to remove excess salt and draining it thoroughly, place it in a container and pour enough Iri-Zake to cover it. Let it sit overnight, and voila!

You'll have a dish bursting with flavors – the chewy texture of Mirin, combined with the rich aroma of broth and the subtle acidity of plums, will leave you reaching for more.

No cooking required, making it an ideal side dish for hot summer days or a perfect companion to your favorite alcohol.

And if you have leftovers, you can store it in the fridge and experiment with different levels of marination for the next day.

After marinating overnight, Mirin absorbs the savory umami from the Iri-Zake, becoming even more tender and flavorful. Plus, it keeps well in the fridge, so you can enjoy it for days.

▲ Serve Iri-zake Mirin with White Meat Sashimi


Mirin and Iri-Zake – a combination that may sound unfamiliar, but it's a recommendation we proudly stand by here at Sea Vegetable.

So, next time you're feeling adventurous in the kitchen, why not give Mirin and Irizake a try?

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If you're new to this combination, Sea Vegetable has got you covered with a special set featuring "Salted Mirin" and Irizake from Yagisawa Shoten!

You can purchase the product here

Written by: Omayu

This article was written by: Omayu