Posts Tagged ‘sake

Donabe Genmai Shake Gohan with Ikura and Butter

Donabe Genmai Shake Gohan with Ikura and Butter

Well, well, well. If it isn’t a new KyotoFoodie article! And what have I cooked up for you foodies? Donabe Genmai Shake Gohan: grilled salmon cooked with rice, in Kyoto-style dashi broth, of course, in a special clay nabe pot made especially for cooking rice. The rice is served ‘donburi’ style — in a big bowl, garnished with fresh green…

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Top Food Blogger Profile

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Top Food Blogger Profile

Michael Baxter, that’s me, had the very good fortune to be profiled in the September 2010 issue of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia! Journalist Amy Ma, who I showed around Nishiki Market and ate some Kyoto-style sushi with back earlier in the summer, profiled a number of hot foodie bloggers around Asia and KyotoFoodie got to represent Japan.…

Thoughts on Kawaii: Cute Summer Sake Bottle Design with Goldfish

Thoughts on Kawaii: Cute and Delightful Summer Kyoto Sake Bottle Design with Goldfish (夏の戯れ)
Cute Summer Sake Bottle Design with Goldfish
‘Cute’ (kawaii) in Japan is all pervasive … and it sells. The other day I ran across this lovely and whimsically designed sake bottle from a brewery in Fushimi. It got me thinking…

Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto

Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto

Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto (津之喜酒舗)
Tsunoki: Premium Sake Dealer in Nishiki Market Kyoto
Tsunoki is more than 200 years old and is the place in Kyoto to purchase fine sake, shochu and Japanese whiskey. The friendly 8th generation owner of Tsunoki, Teruo Fujii, speaks some English and is always happy to make recommendations to visitors.

Hanamizake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms

Hanamizake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms

Hanami Sake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms (花見酒)
Hanami Sake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms
Sake flavored with cherry blossoms is a wonderful spring treat in Japan. The sakura bloom only last a few days, so this fleeting pleasure of life must be sought out and enjoyed!

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