Tag: Sake

Yoshinogawa Sake Dinner at Yuwa Japanese Cuisine

I recently attended a wonderful dinner at Yuwa Japanese Cuisine that paired Sake from Yoshinogawa with specially created dishes from Executive Chef Masahiro Omori. Yoshinogawa has a tradition dating back 460 years of  producing the best Sake in the rice-growing…

The Unsung Heroes: Sake & Sherry

Comparisons and tasting of That’s Life Gourmet Sake and Sherry, lead by Margaux Leahelaine and Mariko Tajiri was a great way to learn about some of their fine Sherry as well as Sake from their portfolio. Aged sakes have a…

KUMA IZAKAYA

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1177 Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Open lunch and dinner daily. Specializing in Japanese fusion, this notable Izakaya is run by Chef Hyun Woo Kim who trained at a culinary school in…

KOZAKURA

UPDATED 5/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 280 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-720-3145 Web: http://www.kozakuragastown.ca/ Twitter @kozakuragastown Advice: Reservations for the bar only, between 5 and 9:30 p.m. Specializing in Kappo-style Japanese cuisine that originates in the Osaka area of Japan, Chef Keith…

A Yakitori Feast at Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ

Executive Chef Hiro Amano guided me through a tasting of multiple courses of the yakitori focussed menu. The preparation of Yakitori involves skewering the meat with kushi, a type of skewer typically made of steel, bamboo, or similar materials. Afterwards,…

KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN

2511 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-1925 Web: https://www.facebook.com/KinomeJapaneseKitchen Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes Reservations and Walk-Ins Welcome. Closed Tuesdays. With owner Chef Ryoma at the helm running this open kitchen, his team of chefs are meticulous in the preparation of each…

GYOZA BAR + RAMEN

622 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-5563 Web: http://gyozabar.ca/ Twitter: @GyozaBarRamen Advice: No Reservations, put your name on the list and come back for your table. Elevating the bar, Aburi Restaurants who own this restaurant went about creating a bit…

Artisan SakeMaker Sake Release Tasting

On January 15, I attend the  Fraser Valley Junmai Sake – Series Two release tasting which also celebrated Artisan SakeMaker’s 7th Anniversary. These sake are part of the regional Osake series made from 100% organically grown sake rice in Abbotsford, BC.  Series…

Tengumai Sake Dinner at Zest

On April 24, I attended a wonderful dinner at Zest Japanese Cuisine that paired Sake from Tengumai with specially created dishes from Executive Chef Tatsuya Katagiri. Tengumai is made by hand, using the sake master’s sense. Shata Shuzo uses a method…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

Sake Master Dinner at Ki

Last month on October 11, I attended an educational dinner that featured Yoshi and Yoshi. First of all there was Chef Yoshi Tabo of Ki Modern Japanese then there was Koji Kawakami of Yoshi no Gawa Brewery. This night of…

TSUJIJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

4751 Garden City Road, Richmond Tel: 604-276-2628 Web: http://www.tsukijijapaneserestaurant.com/#/home/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Off the beaten path, in a strip mall that is surrounded by Asian restaurants, you walk through the door and you have arrived in Japan. From…

KI MODERN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1121 Alberni Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-609-0600 Web: http://www.kijapanese.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Go with a friend or two and share some plates. The restaurant is hidden off of Alberni Street and upstairs and it is situated…

SHURAKU

833 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-6622 Web: http://www.shuraku.net/ Advice: If dining with friends, try a few dishes and share. Go for the food and sake, not the dessert. I love the room and the energy of this Izakaya eatery that plays to…

MIKU RESTAURANT

2-1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3900 Web: www.mikurestaurant.com Twitter: @MikuRestaurant Advice: Go with a friend or two and be adventurous and share some dishes. I finally visited Miku and I went for lunch with my friend Avelino who works as a…

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