Compared to Mirin, Honteri contains less than 0.5% alcohol. Typically, Mirin has to be boiled when cooking to evaporate off the alcohol. With Honteri, there is no need to do this, meaning you can get the same great flavour with less effort and a smaller quantity.
Compared to using sugar to sweeten your dishes, Honteri adds a complex and rounded sweetness, helping to accent and balance savoury flavours. As it is made from fermented rice seasoning, Honteri incorporates glucose, maltose and other sugars and glutamic acid which, when heated with the amino acids in food, react to give a sweet and complex umami flavour and a toasty aroma.
Being a liquid, it incorporates easily with other ingredients and also caramelises faster than sugar and is less likely to burn.
Honteri can be used as a 1:1 replacement for sugar, and once you’ve tried it, it will be your secret weapon to getting to more complex sweetness more quickly and easily.