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Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu in Fushimi – part 1

Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu in Fushimi – part 1
Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu (Japanese plum liqueur) in Fushimi – part 1 Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu (Japanese plum liqueur) in Fushimi Umeshu: Japanese plums, called ume (梅) are mainly used to flavor alcohol and vinegar and to make the incredible umeboshi, pickled plum. In early summer, it is popular to make ume flavored alcohol, called umeshu (梅酒) at home, but we were fortunate enough to get…

Learning to Make Soba Dashi at Honke Owariya

Learning to Make Soba Dashi at Honke Owariya
Learning to Make Soba Dashi at Honke Owariya Learning to Make 'dashi' at Honke Owariya We were privileged to visit one of our favorite Kyoto restaurants, Honke Owariya that is among the oldest restaurants in the world, and learn how to make their incredibly delicious ‘dashi‘ broth for soba noodles. Having about 540 years of experience to draw upon is a fantastically delicious thing!…
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