Tag Archives: Sake | 日本酒

SAKE | 磯自慢 (Isojiman)

THE sake tasting probably of my life time if not the century, the event itself did turn out to be as casual and atmospheric as expected, very much in line with the establishment itself where it took place. With both … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 料理人上田 (UEDA Washoku Lounge & Dining)

Took me sometime to catch up with all these new ‘Kaiseki’ places mushrooming in town. Said to have honed his skill at a Ehime Ryokan and had the chance to serve the Prince, Ueda-san took on a more down to … Continue reading

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SAKE | 羽根屋 + 幻の瀧 in 富山 (Toyama)

A blitz visit to this recently much talked about region after the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen. With the help of the super friendly yet knowledgable Iwase-san of Mikunihare Shuzo, we kicked off by paying a visit to Fumigiku Shuzo … Continue reading

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KAISEKI | 玄穗 (Gensui)

Latest venture of Kyoto Kitcho trained Ando-san, who worked as in-house chef with the Japanese Consulate General in town as well as stints at Kirala and Ginsai. From the shrimp and scallop tataki to the spear squid with roes and … Continue reading

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KAPPO | ごでんや (Godenya)

Certainly another key endorsement of our beloved city being the platform for Japanese food and sake to go international, Goshima-san went all the way to move his Sumida shop from Tokyo into town a few months ago, bringing along tens … Continue reading

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SAKE | 東一 (Azumaichi) and 鍋島 (Nabeshima)

Sake buddy JM’s special arrangements brought us a blitz visit to Saga’s top two breweries and what a contrast. At Azumaichi we were walked through in details every single step of their process at this very traditional maker, echoing a … Continue reading

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YATAI | 鬼多郎 (Kitaro)

Finally had the chance to bring along sake buddies to this favourite Yatai in Fukuoka of yours truly’s. Friendly owner put on his usual good show both nights, when the true Hakata Yatai spirit was being showcased. Kicking off with … Continue reading

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