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Sake is a traditional Japanese rice made by fermenting polished . It is typically around 15% ABV and is a popular to pair with . is also a famous ingredient in many , as it both tenderizes meat and adds a subtle depth of flavor. However, if you can’t find sake in your area, there are many ingredients that can make up for amazing sake substitutes.
Mirin, Sweet Sherry, or Chinese Shaoxing Wine
They are all good substitutes if the recipe calls for only a small amount of sake, such as 1-2 tbsp. However, adding more than that may change the flavor of the recipe entirely.
Rice Wine Vinegar
White Grape Juice
Dashi Stock or Soy Sauce
Note: Dashi stock and soy sauce are not recommended as substitutes by themselves, as their bold earthiness may overwhelm a recipe.