Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Sanwa Brewery-Hagoromo no Mai-Junmai Ginjo

Sanwa Brewery is located in Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku.
The name of this long seller sake, “Hagoromo no Mai” is directly related with a famous legend taking place in Miho, Shimizu Ku.
A goddess has to dance (“Mai/舞”) for a local fisherman to reclaim her veil (“hagoromo/羽衣) she had carelessly hung on a branch.

The other day I discovered a nice range of Shizuoka sake sold in 180ml bottles along with some better than usual explanations and decided to start the whole line-up!

Their cards actually gave more information than indicated on their bottle labels!

Rice: Blended rice
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15=16 degrees
Dryness: +5
Bottled in April 2012

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Light golden hue
Aroma: Dry. Alcohol. Cherries, greens
Body: Fluid
Taste: Very dry attack backed by alcohol and junmai petillant.
Complex. Cherries, traces of coffee beans and almonds.
Disappears on an even drier note with nuts and oranges peeking out.
Takes a softer turn with food with more coffee beans, almonds and cashew nuts.
Greens making a comeback away from food.
Pleasant and easy to drink, especially with food.

Overall: A sake obviously designed to accompany food.
Definitely for dry sake lovers!
Stays very dry with food.
Ideal to accompany heavy foods and sauces as in izakayas.

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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Haginishiki Brewery-Minami Alps Tokubetsu Honjozo Nama Genshu

Haginishiki Breweries, one of the seven breweries located in Shizuoka City has produced nectars with water coming directly from the Southern Alps for quite some time as Shizuoka City stretches itself up to over 3,000 metres south of the famous mountain chain. Actually more than half of the water used by breweries in Shizuoka Prefecture is directly related to the Southern Alps.

This particular limited brew is a nama/生 meaning it wasn’t pasteurized.

It is also a genshu/原酒 meaning that no pure water was added to dilute the alcohol, although pure sake alcohol was blended in as it is a Tokubetsu Honjyozo.

Rice: Biyama Nishiki (Shiga Prefecture) and Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Prefecture)
Rice milled down to 55%
Dryness: + 4
Acidity: 1.3
Alcohol: 18~19 degrees
Bottled in July 2012

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Very light golden hue, practically transparent
Body: Fluid
Aroma: Dry, light and fruity. Vanilla, dark chocolate.
Taste: Strong fruity attack backed by pleasant alcohol.
Disappears fairly quickly.
Melon, dry almonds.
Varies very little with food.
Very easy to drink in spite of its high alcohol content.
Marries well with food. Tends to become just a little sweeter with vinegared food.
Holds its own with any food.
Otherwise will turn drier with greens making an appearance with melon.

Overall: A sake obviously conceived to accompany food.
Very pleasant to drink with food in spite of its high alcohol content.
I actually appreciated it on its own.
Can be drunk at any temperature although slightly chilled will bring about the best of it.
A sake I would take to any party (with food)!

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-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Vegan Japanese recipe: Fried and Marinated Eggplants with Paprika

Vegan cuisine can be a very easy concept making the best out of simple and tasty ingredients!
here is another simple way to accomodate eggplants the Japanese way!

INGREDIENTS: (for 2~3 people)

Eggplants: 3^4
White wine vinegar (or Japanese rice vinegar): 1 tablespoon
Paprika powder: as much as you want!
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

RECIPE:

Clean the eggplants. Wipe them and cut them into one bite pieces.

In a pan pour olive oil. Heat the pan over a low fire.
Throw in all the eggplants.
Fry until heat has penetrated the eggplants well. Add teh vinegar.
Cover with a lid and cook over medium fire until the greater part of water/sauce has disappeared.

Transfer into a recipient Let cool down. Keep inside therefrigerator.
Serve chilled sprinkled with plenty of paprika powder!
Naturally you can add color and taste served topped with fresh herbs!

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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Seafood & Agricultural Products at Shizuoka Ryuutsuu Auction Market

This morning I had the occasion to visit for the second time only in no less than 36 years the Shizuoka Ryuutsuu Auction Market (real name. Shizuoka Gyouichi/静岡魚市!
It is very similar to Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, on different scale naturally, but still really big as it serves a Prefecture population of nearly 4,000,000 souls!

The reason I visited the market as early as 7:00 after the actual auctions was that I had to apply for a filming permit from the city officials (the place is directly supervised by the local government) on behalf of a TV crew dispatched at the end of this month by 3 Sat.online/NANO, a big German TV Channel.

Small restaurant on the second floor.

Actually the whole is strictly supervised by the city.
Casual visitors are allowed in. Full stop.
Casual buyers are not allowed in. Full stop.
Filming, albeit very restricted requires an official permit from the city.
Even so, you certainly need the right connections!
Mind you, we only got a permit to film Chef Shibata buying his ingredients at the market. Actual auctions taking place between 5:0 and 6:00 a.m. are simply no man’s land!

Chef Susumu Shibata/柴田算 and Mr. Yasushi Imaizumi/今泉康, the gentlemen who made it possible!
But I do have the right connections…LOL

The place is big and a lot of heavy machinery is needed for quick transport of goods.
You had better watch your back atually as there is always a danger of being run over. Honestly!

Since I had been allowed in I took the opportunity of taking (unauthorized?) pictures of the goods dealt with inside!

I started with the fish and seafood area where authorized visitors can make their purchases after the auction.

Buyer and seller haggling?

Frozen tuna, probably Albacore/Binnaga・ビンナガ a species typical of Shizuoka Prefecture!

The tails are always cut before the auction for quality check!

The heads, tails and bones are also on sale!

Cuts ready to be delivered!

Still frozen pieces have to cut with a saw!

But the best morsels are cut by hand!

Beware the Marlin/Kajiki/カジキ/’s sword!

The Japanese eat all kinds of shell fish: Pen shells/Tairagai/タイラガイ!

Enormous oysters/kaki/牡蠣!

Whelks/Tsubogai/壺貝!

Snow crabs from the North of Japan!

Horse mackerel/Aji/鯵!

Small Black Back Sardines/Seguro Iwashi/背黒鰯!

Ika Soumen/いかそうめん/Cuttle Fish cut in fine strips!

A true Japanese delicacy! Herring roe on seaweed/Ko mochi konbu/子持ち昆布!

A Shizuoka specialty: Splendid Alfonsino/Kinmedai/金目鯛!

Delicate small seabreams/Kodai/小鯛 and Tongue Soles/Shitzbirame/舌平目!

Salmon/Shake/鮭!

I then went to have a peek at the agricultural products on sale!

Boxes, boxes and more boxes…!

“White” bitter melon/Shiroi Goya/白いゴヤ!

Paprika/パプリカ!

Rare Hasuimo/ハスイモ!

Hoped you enjoyed the visit!

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French Wine Bistro: Himawari-Tei in Shizuoka City!

Service: Easy-going and attentive. Very friendly if somewhat shy
Equipment & Facilities: Very clean overall. Superb Washroom
Prices: Appropriate
Strong points: Very good list of reasonably-priced wines by the glass or bottle. Typical French Bistro gastronomy. Gastro bar concept

After spending so many years learning his trade in France, particularly in the Lyon Region and Tokyo, Michihito Osuga/大須賀道人さん finally came back to his hometown to open Himawari-Tei (Sunflower Abode) in the increasingly busy Shichiken-Cho District, near Aoba Street in Aoi-Ku, Shizuoka City!

Many reasonably-priced wines mainly from France, Spain and California with some really interesting surprises among them can be enjoyed at Himawari-Tei!

The fact that the area is the home of many fashion shops in day time makes it a particularly welcome addition because of its concept as a wine bistro.

You can enjoy yourself with a glass of wine and one of the dishes on the day’s menu on your own or in good company without any ostentation. Mind you, would do well to reserve a seat either at the counter or at a table as it gets full very quickly!

It is not a big place and if you choose to come as a small party, make sure that a table is reserved for you!

And the beauty of it is that it is entirely non-smoking!

Although there is a regular menu, first check the offerings of the day on the blackboard where you will discover some celebrated French food!

French salami as service of the day!

Now, this wine was an incredible surprise: Cote Chalonnaise (Bourgogne) made in Saint-Desert, the very village where I spent all my summers when I was kid! Unbelievable! I finished the bottle!

Wherever you go to France you always order the Terrine or Pate de Campagne to have a good idea of the chef’s skills!

Now, Michihiko’s terrine de Campagne is truly a faithful rendition of the terroir of my region (Bourgogne and Lyon) with all the flavors and delicious pungency. Served with greens and Dijon Mustard, no need for bread!

Yes, they make great Merlot wines in California! Smoking Loon, what a great name!

Since it was my first visit I tended to eat more than drink (expect another article soon!)!
Very delicate white liver paste!

And to finish my first meal, a hearty (but not heavy or too copious!) cassoulet (bean stew) with duck confit!

I might run into the danger of becoming a regular from next winter with such comfort foods from home!

To be followed…

HIMAWARI-TEI
420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi ku, Shichiken-Cho, 10-9, Shinwa Bldg., 1F
Tel.: 054-255-5708
Business hours: 17:00~indeterminate
Closed on Mondays
Credit cards will be OK by end of September
BLOG/HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Asian Vegetarian Lunch at Locomani in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very friendly although a bit shy!
Equipment: Great overall cleanliness
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Vegetarian menus. Healthy rice flour cakes.
Completely non-smoking!

Shizuoka City, and consequently Shizuoka Prefecture, is increasingly becoming a haven for people looking for both healthy and tasty food. Healthy food is not that easy to make attractive or appealing. Fortunately the immense wealth of local products makes it a little easier for such establishments as Locomani in Shizuoka City which serve only seasonal menus mainly made with local products and mostly vegetarian albeit extremely attractive even to an omnivore like me!

Their vegetarian menus in particular give a great part to so-called ethnic cuisines.
The other day I had the pleasure to discover a dish called “Betnam Fuu Ashian Raisu/Vietnamese-style Asian Rice”!

The whole concept is vegetarian, although the “soy bean meat” really looked, tasted and crunched like meat!
And absolutely yummy!

Locomani always serves their home-made sweet pickled vegetables!

Another constant feature is a tasty salad of raw and cooked local vegetables, mainly organic!

As for the rice you may order it plain, whole or a mixture of the two!

Topped with fried onions, absolutely delicious and so satisfying!

Looking forward to my next visit (it helps so much my body recovering from all that eating!)!

To be followed…

LOCOMANI
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-10-6
Tel.: 054-260-6622
Closed every Wednesday and one Monday
HOMEPAGE/BLOG (Japanese)

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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Japanese Traditional Izakaya: Shibata in Shizuoka City (part 1)

Service: Very friendly and attentive. Great conversations in store!
Equipment and facilities: Traditional but very clean.
Prices: Appropriate.
Strong points: Seasonal hunting food. Great fish, both raw and cooked. Mainly local food. True traditional izakaya.

Shibata, in spite of a long history spanning over more than 40 years, is what we call in Japan a “kakureya/隠れ屋/a “secret place”!
Chef Susumu Shibata/柴田賛さん used to serve mainly sushi but he recently took the sushi mention off and is having a great time serving anything from globefish/fugu/河豚 sashimi to wild boar and venison brought by friend hunters!
I had the occasion to visit again last week as he is helping me and a German TV crew get some really unusual foods for a special reportage (next article!).

His izakaya is located away from the crowds in downtown Shizuoka City and the sign does help you find it in the middle of the night.

You wouldn’t know his place is so famous among true gastronomes judging from the modest entrance!

The place might be old, but it’s clean and Chef Shibata is always smiling and ready for some good talk!

The glass display formerly used for sushi will show an array of varied seasonal and traditional foods.

Plenty of fish in wait!

Deep-fried ko-dai/小鯛/small seabream as an appetizer with the first drink!

That time it was more about talking about and preparing the next event than delving into a long meal but we took the opportunity to enjoy some great fugu/河豚/globefish sashimi!

My friend asked for the same but served on ice!

And we had the same fish fried as tempura!
Actually, people here very often prefer to eat it this way!

Served with Chef Shibata’s special seasoning!

Most of the fish is local and served the traditional way as opposed to minuscule servings found up in Tokyo!

The same fish, Maaji/真鯵/True Horse mackerel from Kurasawa near Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Alright, this is only the first episode!
Look forward to the next one!

SHIBATA/しばた
421-2223 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Kmaiashiarai, 2-7-28
Tel.: 0909221702, 0542-469-412
Opening hours: 17:00~23:00
Closed on Thursdays

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery