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sake novice seeks recommendation

ceekskat Sep 22, 2007 08:47 AM

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Went to Tengu in L.A. recently & really liked the sake I tasted there (husband got a flight). Don't remember what we ordered because it was vacation & were having too much fun with our new found love of Japanese fusion:-) Anyway, it occurred to me that sake would complement spicy food nicely due to its somewhat neutral taste. At home where we usually eat on the spicy side, my husband regularly stocks "Momokawa Premium Sake: Pearl, Junmai Ginjo Nigori". Just tasted this but feel it tastes a little sour(?); therefore, I would like a recommendation for something softer/smoother & slightly sweeter. Hope this makes sense, thanks!

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    chazzerking Sep 22, 2007 10:04 PM

    Not sweeter but definitely smoother and nuttier/more floral is Onigoroshi junmai daiginjo. unfortunately, more expensive too.

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    1. re: chazzerking
      ceekskat Sep 23, 2007 07:02 PM

      Would you be able to recommend something from the following link? Couldn't find the Onikoroshi locally.


      Don't know why but won't copy the sake page...sorry.

      1. re: ceekskat
        chazzerking Sep 24, 2007 08:20 AM

        I have had the Geikkikan Horin, and it is quite nice, and I think, will satisfy the parameters you set out.

        1. re: chazzerking
          ceekskat Sep 27, 2007 01:21 PM

          I ended up finding a Wakatake Ginjo "onikoroshi" sake (in a store I normally don't buy wine due to inflated prices) & really liked it. So easy to drink! I think I now know what to look for. Thanks for your help.

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