What is Seasoning? How to Sabstitute?

What is Seasoning? How to Sabstitute?

When living abroad, there are many Japanese seasonings that are not available, such as mirin and cooking sake. How can we substitute them? To begin with, what are seasonings?

Seasonings = Adding Taste and Flavor

Seasonings are indispensable for cooking. Their role is to add taste and flavor. And depending on the combination, they can be divided into three types. This is a basic concept to keep in mind when substituting seasonings.
3 Types of Seasonings! Know Them and Cook Easier
What is seasoning? Why do we need seasoning? Seasoning makes food delicious. If you know more about seasoning, it helps your cooking a lot!

Brown Sugar for Mirin

If you don’t have mirin, what can you substitute for it? First, let’s consider the function of mirin in cooking.
Do I Need Mirin for Japanese Cooking? For What Reason?
Mirin, often used in Japanese recipes, is a luxury item overseas. Why do we use mirin? What is its role? What can I substitute it with?

Various sweeteners have been recommended as substitutes for mirin. I recommend brown sugar, such as millet sugar or beet sugar, after considering the role of mirin.
Brown Sugar is the Best Substitute for Mirin! Why?
You can substitute mirin for brown sugar! Why? How much do I use? What is different from white sugar, honey and raw sugar?

You Don’t Need Cooking Sake

Along with mirin, cooking sake is hard to come by. It is often said that white wine can be substituted for cooking sake, but the cost is prohibitive. After thinking about the role of cooking sake, I believe that it is not necessary for most recipes.
Do I Need Sake for Cooking? Can I Substitute It?
Cooking sake is easily available in Japan, but luxury item abroad. What is cooking sake for? Is it essential? Let's think about cooking sake!

Ajinomoto is Pure Umami

Ajinomoto is often derided as MSG, and is often avoided. However, Ajinomoto is the pure taste of umami. Ajinomoto is very convenient, and we should definitely use it in our cooking. Do you know how Ajinomoto is made?
Ajinomoto is UMAMI Seasoning: Tips & 4 Useful Recipes
Ajinomoto, MSG is Safe. Ajinomoto is amino acid, monosodium glutamate and is umami seasoning, made from sugar cane, is gluten-free and vegan.

Difference between Dashi Powder and Ajinomoto

Dashi powder is a powder that makes soup stock with adjusted taste, while AJI-NO-MOTO is a seasoning that only adds umami. Let’s take a closer look at the differences and how to use them.
What is Dashi Powder? How to Use and 11 Recipes
Dashi powder is instant dashi soup. Made from salt, sugar, dried bonito flakes, and umami seasoning. Also 11 easy recipes with dashi powder.

Dashi Soup, Dashi Powder and Ajinomoto

It’s hard to make dashi for every meal. When can we use dashi powder or ajinomoto? Do you know there are many recipes which are better with dashi powder or ajinomoto?
What is Dashi? Different from Dashi Powder or Ajinomoto?
What is Dashi? Should we make dashi all the time? When can we use dashi powder or ajinomoto? You can choose it depends on the type of foods.

Homemade Seasonings Without Mirin

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What is Dashi? Different from Dashi Powder or Ajinomoto?

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Brown Sugar is the Best Substitute for Mirin! Why?

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