Try Some Takoyaki!

If you ever visit the cities of Japan, you’re sure to see street vendors selling takoyaki to passersby. A favorite Japanese snack, these come in the form of wheat flour and octopus, balled up with other ingredients and grilled to a golden brown. Typically, such a dish consists of diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, […]

Why is Sake Served Warm?

Years ago, the processes for making sake were not as sophisticated as they are today. Many sakes were therefore served warm to mask their low quality. Though this is not necessary for today’s brews, many people still prefer warm sake for numerous reasons. When sake is warmed, the heat balances its sweetness and acidity, bringing […]