Taste and Texture: Salty, tangy, lightly sweet, with a little heat. Thin-bodied; a traditional Japanese dipping sauce. Try with: Rice; Asian noodles like soba and udon; beef and chicken; shrimp; scallops; sushi; potstickers.To Your Health: Huge flavor, no fat. But sodium is a little high, so use sparingly if that's your dietary concern
Tips: If mirin is unavailable, you can substitute 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon water or 2 tablespoons dry sherry--just bump up the sugar to 2 teaspoons.