Archive for the ‘sake’ Category

Japanese sake (日本酒), or nihonshu is the traditional alcoholic beverage of Japan. The most important ingredients that determine the quality of the taste of sake are koji-kin (the national micro-organism of Japan) and water.

Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui

Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui
Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui かにみそ かに鍋 かに雑炊 Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui かにみそ かに鍋 かに雑炊
In Japan winter is the season for crab and the best, fresh sake. We were given two beautiful crabs from the Sea of Japan and after doing kani nabe I wanted to cook the kani miso in the shell with sake over an open flame, so I bought some…

Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Squid Shiokara

Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Squid Shiokara
Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Chinmi Squid Shiokara いかの塩辛 Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Chinmi Squid Shiokara いかの塩辛
Shiokara is a favorite of Miwa and she made some recently and it is ready for eating. Shiokawa is made of salted squid semi-fermented in its own guts and is a kind of chinmi, literally ‘rare taste’. Japanese like shiokara on rice or with sake.…

Chinmi: How to Make Shiokara

Chinmi: How to Make Shiokara
Chinmi: How to Make Shiokara 珍味: 塩辛の作り方 Chinmi: How to Make Shiokara 珍味: 塩辛の作り方
Shiokara is made of salted squid semi-fermented in its own guts and is a kind of chinmi, literally ‘rare taste’. Japanese like shiokara on rice or with sake. Shiokara is one taste that you might want to miss when you visit Japan, but we show how to make it in this…

Meeting a Real Live Sake Samurai!

Meeting a Real Live Sake Samurai!
Sake Samurai 2008 Sake Samurai 2008
Today I had the honor of meeting a very rare breed, a Sake Samurai!…

52 Day Moromi Junmai Ginjo Namazake + New Project

52 Day Moromi Junmai Ginjo Namazake + New Project
52 Day Moromi Junmai Ginjo Namazake + New Project 五拾弐日もろみ 純米吟醸 52 Day Moromi Junmai Ginjo Namazake + New Project 五拾弐日もろみ 純米吟醸生
A new and excellent sake discovery! Photos with Paku’s new iPhone. Great label design. New, and secret Peko project!…
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