MIRIN sweet rice wine for cooking; from a mixture of medium-grain rice, glutinous rice and distilled rice spirit which is matured for two months to result in its particular sweetness of flavour SAKE dry rice wine, a basic ingredient in many Japanese dishes. Special and first grad is for drinking while ryoriyo sake is made for cooking and has a lower alcohol content than drinking sake
Called Shao Hsing in China, also known as Chinese cooking wine is a dry, strong, flavorful and clear wine made from fermented rice. If rice wine is not available, Japanese sake or dry sherry can be substituted. Rice wines are usually lower in alcohol and popular in Chinese stir fried and steamed dishes.
Is a sweet, golden wine made from fermenting freshly steamed glutinous rice.