Beer and Sushi Pairings

Beer and Sushi Pairings

A lot of  people assume that sushi should be taken only with sake. Some say its for a more “oriental feel”, if you will. Their words, not mine. But did you know that even in Japan, sushi is amazing when paired with beer? By the end of the day, you get to pair sushi with Read the full article…

Know Your Sake

Know Your Sake

  Who’s ever tried sake here? Did you know that while most people call it a “rice wine”, its brewing process is actually more similar to beer than wine? Here are a few more things about this brew that you probably didn’t know.     What is Sake? What we know as Sake or rice Read the full article…

The Way to A Japanese Man's Heart

The Way to A Japanese Man’s Heart

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Of course, who doesn’t want a delicious, home-cooked meal made by the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with? This might have been what The Navi Women had in mind when they surveyed 114 Japanese men between the ages Read the full article…

Know Your Vocabulary: The Sushi A to Z

Know Your Vocabulary: The Sushi A to Z

  Aburage – fried tofu pouches Aemono – Japanese salad dressing or Japanese salad with dressing Agari – green tea Agemono – Fried food — either deep-fat fried or pan-fried Aji – Horse mackerel or Spanish mackerel Aka miso – red soy bean paste Akagai – Pepitona red clam  Ama Ebi – raw sweet shrimp American Sushi – A lot of the deep fried, Read the full article…

Oshizushi

Oshizushi

Literally translated to pressed sushi, Oshizushi (押し寿司) is a specialty of the Osaka provice in the Kansai Region of Japan.  It’s a type of sushi that uses a small wooded box called Oshizushihako (押し寿司箱,) to press the sushi into a rectangular shape.While most people think that sushi is limited to nigiri and sushi rolls; sushi Read the full article…

The Fugu Experience: Deadly. Delicate. Delicious

The Fugu Experience: Deadly. Delicate. Delicious

If you’re looking for a Japanese gastronomic experience to die for (pun intended), then you might want to consider having a few slices of fugu fish. If you’ve never heard of it before, then you should know that this Japanese delicacy is nothing to take lightly. It’s known to kill if not prepared by trained Read the full article…