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The Taru Trap

So scott and I went to a fun little Japanese restaurant called "Yakatori Taisho" we got there around 8pm and waited about an hour for our table which was not as bad as it sounds. we had fun people watching all the wacky japanese youth hanging…
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Great Landmark recommendation!

I picked up this yummy Daiginjo at a Landmark sake tasting. After my Gekkeikan disaster yesterday, I was looking forward to restore my faith in saké again. I kinda had an ace in my pocket as I brought home a bottle of Kirin Koshihikari…
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Blue bottles and sticky tables

Scott took me to a great place tonight: Poke! We ventured to this sushi place on the upper east side because there were high marks for the sushi in zagats. the other exciting thing was that that they don't have their liquor license so they…
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Yakitori Yum Yum

Could it possibly be better your second time? In the case of Yakitori Totto it was! I went there for a late dinner with scott after a long day at school. We had to wait about 45 mins for our table when all was said and done, but the host…
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Size Does Matter - Part Duex

OK! so i'm warming up to Ozeki. I think warming is the oprative word here. once ozeki warms a little bit closer to room temp, the paint thinner taste is gone! well, i've got quite a long way to go on this 1.5 L bottle, so I may indeed post…
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Ozeki - Size does matter!

OZEKI 1.5 L Now I've already broken my own rule about buying cheap sake. However, when I saw this gigantic 1.5 liter bottle of Ozeki saké on sale at Mitsuwa, I simply could not refuse. It didn't help that the Japanese shoppers were stuffing…
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Mu does not come from cows.

I knew mu would be good! saw it on the menu at decibel under the daigingo listings. one of the 3 more affordable daigingos. - by that I mean under $15 a glass Mu is indeed yummy, and excellent for the price.    The taste was clean,…
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Sake tasting at landmark tonight

this was amazing. I give it a 4 out of 5 saké bottles! [rate 4.0]
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Mystery Sake at Congee village...

One of my dearest friends Alysia was given a suprise Birthday Party at Congee Village. It was a chinese banquet kinda thing and it was a lot of fun to sit around those big tables with the huge lazy susan. The waitstaff was very nice too,…
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Finding an old friend on the sake menu.

A former co-worker of mine had lived in Japan for a year so I called him up and asked him to dinner to pick his brain on living in japan and learning Japanese - all things that have crossed my mind as I learn more about sake. I found a place…