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Shindo Sake Brewery, Yamagata Japan. Gasanryuu

Shindo Sake Brewery, Yamagata Japan. Gasanryuu Gasanryu Gokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo "Mountain Stream" Junmai Daiginjo #gasanryu #gasanryusake #gokugetsu #SHINDOUSHUZOUTEN#shindobrewery Yamagata prefecture. Dewa33 rice. Yamagata. A prefecture I dearly love. I put Hainuki rice on the culinary map in English years ago. Way before this new rice grain they eat there. At any rate, this is a Daiginjo, super premium sake made with rice milled down to 50% or less of its original size. The first sip will have enhanced sweetness, but give it time and the flavor rounds out beautifully into a nice honeydew melon. Yamagata Bijin are the exact same. This is also a Muroka! Unfiltered, not as in nigori-zake (i.e. cloudy sake), but as in not charcoal filtered after brewing. Clear appearance but often a rougher flavor. I’m Additional, it’s a Namazume: Sake that has been bottled as unpasteurized sake. Usually, if this term is on the bottle, it will be pasteurized one time for stability after having been bottled, but the standard first pre-bottling pasteurization will have been foregone. Highly recommend!

Brasserie Viron Shibuya

Brasserie Viron Shibuya #viron #渋谷 #感染拡大防止 #viron #viron渋谷 #フランス料理 #ブラッスリー #ヴィロン #文化村 #東急本店 #クレープ #感染予防 #brasserie Important note here: The French word tarte can be translated to mean either pie or tart, as both are mainly the same. The big difference is that a pie usually has a pastry covering the filling. A tart is an open-faced pie. A tartlet is a miniature tart Those of you who've been with me for awhile know I love to finish a meal with good coffee and dessert. This time around I stopped over at an old favorite in Shibuya called Viron. Here I ordered a fresh tarte juor with real vanilla ice cream on the side, and a double-shot of espresso. The fruit and crunchiness in the tarte was really good! Nothing fell apart at all and complimented the espresso nicely. Customer service was excellent. Servers were attentive and timely. Menus had lots of authentic French food without Japanese flavors. It's all what I remember during my time in Europe. Whenever I see Rum Baba on the menu I order it quickly without hesitation. A rum baba or baba au rhum is a small yeast cake saturated in syrup made with hard liquor, usually rum, and sometimes filled with whipped cream or pastry cream. The FIRST thing I noticed was that the unlimited dark rum they offer you on the side had a whole vanilla bean inside of the bottle, not some extract or artificial vanilla. REAL vanilla bean. The vanilla infused rum is so authentically French and poured over beautifully the cake. Most noteworthy item on the menu for me was the Rum Baba, for sure. It was obviously super sweet, but had a lovely rich vanilla essense to it that could easily be forgiven sweet is not your thing, that is! 5 Stars all around!

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Amabuki

 Amabuki

https://www.amabuki.co.jp/en/


恋の花咲く季節である春にぴったりの佐賀県産米と花酵母の出会いで生まれた純米大吟醸。

あふれ出る情熱を感じさせるリッチな旨みと初恋を思い出すような爽やかな酸味はまさに恋の味わい。


This Junmai Daiginjo is an excellent marriage between rice from Saga prefecture and flower yeast. The rich umami that makes you feel the overflowing passion and the refreshing acidity that reminds you of your first love are exactly the taste of love.

It is easy to drink and has a hint of cherry and stone fruit that definitely makes it a favorite for many. SMV is 50%. Best temps to enjoy is 5~15℃ , 20~25℃ This is a Junmai Daigenjyo she!


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