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...

Japan trip report May 2018

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

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?

by nakni 7 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 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?

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.

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

by atfinva 3 years ago

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

Sake @ LCBO

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 ...

Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki Sake

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?

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

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?

by Christo 14 years ago

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

Looking for Wakatake Onikoroshi Sake

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?

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...

Hiro Sushi/Kotobuki Sake Bar

by CarNut 5 years ago

After being closed for a full renovation and expansion (doubled in size), I saw today that Hiro Sushi has reopened, with Kotobuki Sake Bar seeming to take the front part of their new space (I didn'...

gyumotsu nikomi + nihonshu

Robb S
by Robb S 4 years ago

I'm looking for places in Tokyo that have good gyumotsu nikomi and also decent sake to drink. It doesn't have to be a super sake specialist, just someplace with some jizake rather than just superm...

Edmonton - Where can I find a good bottle of sake?

by Garnetgirl 10 years ago

I have seen a few kinds of sake at Sherwood Liquor but most places barely carry anything other than gekkeikan. Does anyone know of a liquor store that might have a good selection of sake? I've che...

Izakaya Seki: The very good and the very bad

by wineo1957 7 years ago

We had our first meal at Izakaya Seki last week. Given partner's travel schedule taking him to SF and LA a lot, we are very familiar with the Izakaya style of eating and very much welcomed the ide...

Yopparai is fantastc!

by Spiritchaser 5 years ago

Yopparai is absolutely incredible, why haven't I seen more about it on this board? Went for dinner last night and; all hyperbole aside, it was perfect. I had: Dried Sardine sheets - came...