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Sake

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

Friday Food Finds: Snickers & Twix Milk, Sake-To-Go, New Ben & Jerry's, and More!

You did it! The weekend has arrived, which can only mean one thing: Time to treat yo'self! Lucky for you, we have a hodgepodge of goodies, both edible and sippable, to kick off your Friday the right...
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Jū-ni Chirashi To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days 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...

ISO: Sake Experts/Enthusiasts

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by Sadistick 10 days 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 2 months 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,...

Sake @ LCBO

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by Apprentice 3 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 ...

Leichi Japanese Cuisine | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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 month 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 3 months 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

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by Belkisw 2 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

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by vircabutar 7 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?

nakni
by nakni 8 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?

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by Belkisw 2 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?

amethiste
by amethiste 11 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.

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by OliverB 5 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

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by atfinva 3 years ago

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

Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki Sake

Amandarama
by Amandarama 3 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?

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by hhc 3 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 3 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

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by walker 3 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...

Sake Retailers in the East Bay?

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by Christo 14 years ago

Anyone know of a good sake retailer in Oakland/Berkeley area? Thanks!

Looking for Wakatake Onikoroshi Sake

walkie74
by walkie74 4 years ago

Hey folks, I'm trying to find a bottle of the stuff as a Christmas present (yes, I could order it online, but I don't want to pay for shipping). Any idea where to look?