Updated: Oct 27, 2021
Saikyo Yaki (西京焼き) is a dish of grilled fish or meat marinated in sweetened miso. Once you master Saikyo Yaki Miso Marinade, you can make so many different dishes by simply changing the main ingredients to marinate.
Where to buy Saikyou Miso (Japanese Kyoto style bean paste)?
What is Sake?
Sake 酒, pronounced as SAH-keh, not saki, is made from rice and water. Although it is commonly referred as Japanese rice wine, it is made through a brewing process similar to beer, where the rice starch is converted to sugars which ferment into alcohol by yeast. Japanese use sake for cooking, just like how you would use wine for cooking.
What is Mirin?
Mirin, also known as sweet Japanese rice wine, is a syrupy liquid that is used as a seasoning and glazing agent. It is a type of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol and higher sugar content. The alcohol content usually ranges from 1% to around 14%. Therefore, it easily burns off during the cooking process. Mirin has a sweet flavor, which makes it a nice contrast when used with saltier condiments, like soy sauce or miso.
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