Chowhounds offer tips on this Japanese fermented-rice wine, from breweries in Japan to recipes for sake cocktails and retail shops in the States.

Put This Easy Marinade on Grilled Fish & Great Things Will Happen

According to one world-class chef, this is the absolute best marinade for grilled fish. With 16 restaurants and a few Michelin stars under his belt, who are we to disagree? Try this sweet and tangy...

Hinoya Curry | Marina District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

On the way back from errands on Saturday, I spotted a parking space on Fillmore @ Pixley. Never one to ignore a parking opportunity in a popular neighborhood, I grabbed it and then looked around fo...

Jū-ni Chirashi To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

When Covid-19 ended dine-in services, Michelin one-star Jū-ni was quick to regroup to offer take-away chirashi bowls, $39, beginning March 19. Last month after picking up yakitori at its sister res...

Canned sake?

by Eiron 8 months ago

I had the opportunity to try some canned sake and was quite surprised at how tasty it was. Granted, my sake exposure has been limited to heated 'house' sake, and I know that's like only ever having...

Sake @ LCBO

by Apprentice 5 years ago

Any favourites at the LCBO that I should try out? In the past I've enjoyed Tenzan Junmai Genshu Jizake and Sato No Homare. I haven't taken notes on what I've enjoyed at restaurants, I probably ...

ISO: Sake Experts/Enthusiasts

by Sadistick 1 year ago

Good Morning - Though we drink very little lately (you would think under circumstances it would be the polar opposite...) and when we do, it is typically wine from the cellar; I have a new foun...

The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual during Covid-19 stay at home orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

We are such over-achievers. " . . .During the first week of sheltering in place, Bay Area residents drank more alcohol than usual — 42% more than usual, in fact, according to data from BACtrack,...

Leichi Japanese Cuisine | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Leichi opened a few months ago, taking over Hoshi's spot. The neon sign for Hoshi is still up. Inside, the interior is now sleeker and more modern and urban in feeling than Hoshi, and the cooking i...

Shalala Ramen in Mountain View offers ramen or curry rice to go

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Mountain View's Shalala Ramen has stayed open during the Covid-19 crisis offering Japanese appetizers, ramen, curry rice plates, mini rice bowls, and beer and sake to-go. Ordering is on-line for pi...

"AKA-ONI Izakaya and Sake Bar" - 633 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

Once again, I have to thank my foodie Nippon-phile friend, ex-hound skylineR33, for introducing this wonderful gem of an Izakaya to me! Tonight, our party of 3 braved pouring rain to pay this '1...

Japan trip report May 2018

by Belkisw 3 years ago

Here are my foodie notes from our three week trip to Japan earlier this month. As you will see, I essentially tried to have us eat one of each time of Japanese cuisine once, and then a few thing mo...

Using Sweet Sake (semi cheap nigori sake) vs mirin+sake combo for Japanese food

by vircabutar 9 years ago

Has anyone ever substituted sweet sake for mirin+sake in japanese food? I'm contemplating on buying sweet sake, and it seems to me that the mirin+sake combo that is asked in most home japanese cook...

Specialty liquor store for Japanese sake/shochu?

by nakni 9 years ago

I was wondering if there are any liquor stores that have more and rarer options for sake or shochu than what the Japanese supermarkets typically offer. I remember walking into a liquor store in a s...

Super Foodie Japan Trip - Advice On Cities to Include?

by Belkisw 4 years ago

My husband and I are doing a foodie trip to Japan in the spring for our belated honeymoon for three weeks. I have been once before (Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Nara, Nicco) but this trip wil...

Source for buying sake in the MD/DC area?

by amethiste 12 years ago

Hello All! I am looking to buy a bottle of Junmai Daiginjo sake. Does anyone know where I can buy this for a good price? Thanks!

Questions re. Cocktail Bars, Sake Pubs, Jazz Lounges, etc.

by OliverB 7 years ago

Before I delve into lists and ask for feedback and suggestions, I'd like to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. We'll only be in Tokyo for a total of 8 nights and we have dinner reservations ...

Sake In NOVA

by atfinva 4 years ago

Any suggestions for where to buy sake in N. Virginia? Total Wine has a very limited selection.

Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki Sake

by Amandarama 5 years ago

On a whim I purchased this beautifully hued sake, Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki. Has anyone tried this one before? Any food pairing recommendations? Thanks!

Sequoia Sake Brewery, SF - anyone been for their tasting/tour?

by hhc 5 years ago

I'm curious if hounds have tried Sequoia Sake Brewery, SF - their website said they offer sake flight tasting (Nama/Genshu/Nigori) for $10; Your choice of sake $8 every Sat 12-6. Think they have ...

Standing sake bars in Tokyo

Robb S
by Robb S 5 years ago

There's a brand-new restaurant complex that just opened in November in front of Ryogoku station called Edo Noren, and among the shops there's a very unusual standing sake bar called Tokyo Shoten. ...

Mirin and Sake sub for Chicken Wings

by walker 5 years ago

I saw Andrew Zimmern make Grandmother's Chinese Chicken Wings on The Best Thing I Ever Made and now I'm dying for them. http://www.theeggfarm.com/blog/2015/11/29/grandmothers-chinese-chicken-win...