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Best halal mirin substitute: Water + Agave
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Best halal mirin substitute: water + agave

This flavor lacks that umami bite, but it’s still suitable as an alternative, especially if you want a vegan sauce.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword agave, mirin, substitute
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 sauce
Calories 22kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $0.50


  • tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp water


  • You need to use a ratio of 3:1 water and agave syrup. This gives a similar syrupy texture as mirin, but the flavor is less like mirin.


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg