hello sake

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series drinking sake w/ Wrdnrd

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series drinking sake w/ WrdnrdMy introduction to sake followed a typical white USian narrative: i went with a friend to a relatively nondescript storefront Japanese restaurant in a (West Coast) college town.  I discovered miso, teriyaki, tempura, sushi, and sake all in one night.  The sake, of course, was served hot. My introduction to sake served cold came at a sushi restaurant in Victoria, B.C., Canada.  It was about 5 years later, and by that time…

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sake terms: What to call it

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series drinking sake w/ Wrdnrd

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series drinking sake w/ WrdnrdI thought it would be prudent to start with some pointers on how to refer to sake. In English: The word is “sake”.  The 1st vowel is pronounced long — “ahhhh”, like “father”.  The 2nd vowel sounds like how you say the name of the letter “a” — it should sound like the end of “okay”.  You could also say that “sake” uses the same vowels as “latté”.  You do not pronounce…

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delicious pink bottles: Ozeki Hana Awaka & Hakutsuru Sayuri

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series drinking sake w/ Wrdnrd

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series drinking sake w/ WrdnrdLet us talk about 2 of my favorite sakes. brewery: Ozeki sake: Hana Awaka type: sparkling price: <$10 for a 250ml bottle (@ Uwajimaya) serve: chilled I was happy drinking hot sake whenever we’d go out for sushi, but i never ventured beyond that until Village Sushi opened in the U-District in 2008. I was ready to just order a hot house sake, per usual, when i noticed something intriguing on the…

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