Saitama Sake Tasting: One Cup Series 1) Kikuizumi Brewery-Fukka Chan Honjozo

Thank to my good friend, mrs. Atsuko Kurata, I was able to enjoy a one cup sake from Saitama Prefecture!


The character on the glass is called Fukka Chan/ふっかちゃん! It is the mascot of Fukaya City!


It is a honjozo brewed by Kikuizumi Brewery in Fukaya City!


You can see both sides of the mascot!


Kojikome rice milled down to 65%
Kakekome rice milled down to 75%
Alcohol: 15 degrees
Bottled in February 2015

Clarity: very clear
Color: light golden
Aroma: strong, dry and fruity. Raisins, prunes,
Taste: strong, dry and fruity attack
Prunes, raisins, muscat.
Lingers for a while on the palate before leaving with otes oranges, muscat, faint coffee beans and dark chocolate.
More complex than expected.
tends to become drier and mellower with food.

Overall: far more elegant and satisfying than expected!
Does splendidly with food, although will drink like a good dry sherry on its own!
suggested pairings: Izakaya cuisine, tuna kakuni, BBQ.
A great souvenir, no only for the sweet design, but for the fine sake inside. For dry sake lovers!


So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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