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superspryte wrote: The others are much more versed than I am.
Anyway, I had some non filtered sake (no idea what it is since it's all in Japanese) with French bread pizza for lunch today and it actually paired very well. Currently eating it with spaghetti, not so great of a pairing, but still, not terrible by any means.
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I live in Portland and have had this stuff before. It was rather nice and as fresh as they say. It's different, it's good but it isn't Mr. Miyage's sake.
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koneco wrote:I am sitting this one out. I've only tried Trader Joe-san sake, and like their two buck chuck, it was horrible. If I was more attuned to sake in the first place, I am sure it wouldn't have been so damn bad. Tempted to try something better, but I won't buy this. Forgive me this transgression o Sake Guy!
In all seriousness, having crappy sake and saying you don't like sake because of it is like drinking Milwaukee's Best and saying you don't like beer because it's so horrible. Crappy sake is NASTY. Like horribly bad. I stayed away from Sake for probably 7 years because of crappy sake in a Japanese restaurant. Was seriously the worst thing I ever drank. Passed on the first couple offerings of this due to that. Then saw the bottle in a fridge at another Asian restaurant and figured what the hell, tried the 4 dollar flight of six sakes and was BLOWN AWAY. It was SO good and now as anyone here can tell you, I'm a sake nut
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SakeGuy - I was in Minnesota last winter with parents who had never drank much sake until I brought some of yours along from the last woot offering to go with our shabu shabu dinner (slightly Americanized). They loved it so much that they told me about a new sake "brewery" called Moto-I (http://www.moto-i.com/) that had just opened up that they thought i would like to try.
The sake they had there was fairly good (not like the Joy G good), the food was very good, but it was very new and they had not even started bottling it yet. I anticipate this place being able to produce some good stuff down the road.
Have you tried theirs before or know anything of the process? I would be curious to know your thoughts on the American competition.
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