Sipping with the Sake Master = Sake, warm or cool, that is the question =

Sake, warm or cool, that is the question.

One of the most often asked questions’ concerning serving sake is whether it should be consumed warm or cool.
In short, premium quality sake is generally brewed with the intention of it being enjoyed chilled. However there are always exceptions to any rule and there are indeed high quality sakes that drink very well warm or in some cases where the brewer has intentionally crafted particular sake to be enjoyed warmed.

Maru Shih, the superb take away shop

“A place for the original Japanese flavor.”

Address: 49 Toorak Road, South Yarra, VIC 3141
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-Till Late, Sun Closed
Phone: 03 9077 9108

【ICHIBA JUNCTION】 What’s Daikon Radish?

Radish is a cruciferous vegetable that is a Mediterranean origin.
In China, red meat “red fresh radish”, in Spanish pure black skin “black radish” etc., radish is produced all over the world as various shapes and colours. In Egypt around 2500 BC, radish was also recorded as were eaten during the construction of pyramids. Radish has a very long history.

KOKORO RAMEN – Opening Day Report

A full coverage of the brand new ramen shop!

Address: 157-159 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
TEL: (03) 9650 1215
HOURS: Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm (Lunch will also be available after the grand opening)

Sipping with the Sake Master = Welcome you to Sake Online =

It is with great excitement and anticipation for the future of sake in Australia that I welcome you to Sake Online.

When I first started promoting sake in Australia 12 years ago, I could only dream of the extensive choice of sake that is now available in this country. It is beyond my wildest expectation to also have this range accessible by the Internet and available for home delivery!

【ICHIBA JUNCTION】 NEW ARRIVALS: Ito En Tea Leaves and Tea Bags series

ITO EN started out as a specialist tea manufacturer. Not only is ITO EN Japan’s top brand in the ready-to-drink green tea market, it is also Japan’s No. 1 seller of tea leaves (including tea bags and instant tea products), a large proportion of which is marketed under the Oi Ocha brand. These products cater to the needs of a wide range of consumers, from those wanting a traditional kyusu (Japanese teapot)-infused tea, to those wanting the freshness of home-brewed tea combined with the convenience of a tea bag or instant tea.