To kickstart the return of our long lost Tokyofoodcast site, I thought to share this short video about miracle sake we tasted at John Gauntner and Robert Yellin’s seminar at the end of April. This sake brewed by Hitakami in Ishinomaki was left in the tank untouched for two weeks after the disaster.
As soon as the muggy summer weather magically changes to drier clear fall air, you know what that means.
Please join us to visit Toshimaya Shuzo in Higashi Murayama in Tokyo. On March 28th, Tokyo Sake Meetup will visit one of the only twelve nihonshu brewers in Tokyo, Toshimaya Shuzo. About Toshimaya Shuzo Established in 1596, Toshimaya has been a source for sake for Edo, now Tokyo. The brewery first opened the site in Kanda, [...]
I want to let everyone know about our sake friend Melinda‘s Sake Fundamentals workshop next Saturday on January 17th in Tokyo. You will be amazed by her magical instinct to find the best pairings of sake and all kinds of food! “On January 17th, join me and Japanese food expert Elizabeth Andoh, author of award-winning [...]
What do sake bloggers talk about when they finally meet in person? At the unofficial 2008 Sake Bloggers Summit, only two things filled our entire day for oh…. about 15 hours, non-stop. Sake, of course, and Shizuoka. When the Sake Samurai, Tim, said he was coming back to Japan for this year’s Sake Samurai ceremony, [...]
Once a year in October, Tatsuriki has a very special sit-down dinner pairing their sake with very nice Japanese food. This Tokyo event is something I truly look forward to; it serves as one of my signals that autumn has begun, or it is sake season. Tatsuriki is a very popular brew and is frequently [...]
After returning from our trip to Indonesia this summer, I put all my new energy and focus into a new business project, kicked-off the web site, and started a simple, new Japan photo blog for all my travels. That kept me busy at the keyboard, but away from Tokyofoodcast. If you were thinking that maybe [...]
Back in October 2007, I went to a Shimane Sake Tasting that featured 13 brewers from this part of San’in presenting their best in Tokyo. Melinda and I were both really impressed by what these Shimane brewers offered and I went home thinking about a trip to the source to visit some of the kura [...]
What would you say if someone asked you to try sake brewed on the Ginza? And, what if that sake had been made from rice grown in the heart of the Ginza, where people come from all over the world for high-end fashion, dining, and culture? I did not know exactly what I was getting [...]
I first found out about a sake event called Smile Nihonshu through the Yumegokoro website. The event was held at a reggae bar in Shinjuku and I remember thinking what an odd combination it sounded like. Nihonshu definitely belongs in many settings and occasions, but for some reason, I never associated these two: sake and [...]