Archive for the ‘sake’ Category

Renaissance Kanazawa Junmai

Yesterday I drank some really enjoyable sake called Renaissance Kanazawa. It’s classified as a junmai, meaning that it’s been polished down to 70% of the original weight. This brew is just the right amount of sweet. I liked the nose, surprisingly enough – usually sakes don’t seem to have much of a nose, or it’s […]

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Namazake was outstanding!

We recently had the chance to drink some of Sake One’s fabulous Namazake, courtesy of our friends Everett and Londa. Now this was a special treat for us, since nama sake is not available around here – or most places in the world for that matter. That cool Oregon-based sake brewery does sell the unpasteurized […]

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We recently had an opportunity to try an assortment of sake varieties with a varied group of small sushi tapas. These included some of my regular junmai ginjo selections – Ty Ku black and Momokawa Diamond, along with some fruity, pear infused sake. And of course the subject of this post – G sake, from […]

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Tour of Japanese Grocery

Here’s a quick photo walkthrough of a typical Japanese grocery store in Bangkok. This is one of the Japanese areas off Sukhumvit, I think it was soi 33. Note that we show only those items which we wanted to purchase. They had a lot of seafood that we did not get pictures of, as well […]

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Sushi Joe, Doral FL

Rating: Sushi Joe 9557 Northwest 41st Street Doral, FL  33178 305-591-4312 Sushi Joe is a hidden treasure in a vast sea of mediocrity that is the mainstream US sushibar scene today. In an unassuming strip mall in Doral, Florida we found this cross-cultural modern bastion of interpretive sushi run by the humble sushi master called […]

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Sakura Japanese Rest, Coral Gables FL

Rating: Sakura Japanese Restaurant 440 South Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-665-7020 Sakura Japanese Restaurant is a nice looking place right on US1 in Coral Gables. We decided to go try it out and see how it stacks up. The guy working behind the counter is Japanese, which guarantees nothing, but always makes me […]

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