Our Story

Discover Mizkan’s 200 years of vinegar heritage, from pioneering sake brewer Matazaemon Nakano I in 1804, through to the present time, where we have become the number one vinegar company in Japan.

Find out about the meaning behind our iconic Mizkan logo and our commitment to new taste experiences and the well-being of our environment and community.

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Discover Mizkan’s range of authentic Japanese vinegars, sushi seasonings and mirin-style seasoning.

Each of our vinegars has a different taste profile and acidity to suit a range of dishes. Our sushi seasonings are carefully crafted for the best balance of acidity and sweetness to season rice. Learn how to use our versatile Honteri mirin-style seasoning to sweeten and add flavour and shine to a variety of dishes.

Our ingredients range enables endless possibilities and creativity, browse for inspiration!

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How To

We worked with chefs to share their expertise in using Japanese ingredients whether perfecting Japanese classics or to enhance flavours in all types of cuisines and dishes.

Our ‘How to’ guides include tips on how to get that perfect sushi rice, using simple combinations and ratios to create classic Asian sauces and flavoursome soup bases.

We also explore how to use Honteri mirin-style seasoning as a secret weapon to replacing alcohol and sugar in all savoury and sweet dishes, from meat pies and risottos, to caramel sauce and tarts!

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Explore recipes from our favourite chefs, inspired by Japanese flavours and ingredients, to bring a new dimension of flavour to your menu.

From traditional Japanese ramen, to trendy poke bowls, to gastropub country pies and bistro favourite tarts… taste how our chefs layer and enhance flavours through our versatile rice vinegars and Honteri mirin-style sweet seasonings.

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Mizkan Ingredients

What is Mirin?

Mirin, an extremely common ingredient in Japan that is often hard to find in the west. Let’s discover the different types of mirin including our Honteri mirin-style seasoning and how chefs can use it to add a depth of flavour in their dishes. 

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How to Make Teriyaki Sauce?

Follow our guide to making authentic teriyaki sauce that can be used alongside a variety of Japanese dishes. From being used as a marinade to being used as a glaze, discover its taste and how it can also be used to enhance fusion dishes.

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Japanese Culture

Top 3 Tokyo Olympics Inspired Japanese Recipes 

Be inspired by the Tokyo Olympics and create these Japanese dishes for your restaurant so people can taste the flavours of Japan from home.

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