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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:42 PM
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Anybody like Sake?
anybody into sake here?

i've been experimenting with it after sampling some at a local sushi place.

can anyone recommend some good sake? i have just been buying the cheaper stuff that you warm up.

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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:43 PM
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1. I like sake...
I've had quite a bit of it in the past...I liked it very warm, borderline coffee/hot. I don't know what brand it was, but it went down smooth, and I was cutting through it like a rampaging beast... :)
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:47 PM
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2. Do you pronounce it correctly?
Sah-keh rather than the Americanized sah-key

Sorry, pet peeve of mine :P
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:48 PM
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4. I don't, and I say lama, too
:P
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:51 PM
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5.  i pronounce it like sake, rhymes with rake
hehe just kidding.....usually sok-ay.

just curious....i've seen on sushi menus that salmon is called sake in japanese. do you pronounce that the same way?
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:57 PM
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6. Since what you're reading is just a romanization
of hiragana and kanji there isn't any exceptions to pronunciation rules. If that makes sense. However, if written in the Japanese characters the two words would look different, although be pronounced the same. (Yay kanji... -_- )
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:30 AM
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8. The proper pronunciation is
H.H. Munro.







B-)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:48 PM
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3. I do.
I got into it for a while, haven't kept up with much lately.

Try this web site, and sign up for his newsletter. http://www.sake-world.com/index.html

Also, try nigori sake. It's the milky-white type, often called "clouds." Supposedly the way it was originally made. Pick a Japanese brand--the American-made stuff lacks some of the sophistication.
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:20 AM
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7. Lived in a sake town for 2 years
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 12:23 AM by Godhumor
A place called Ogawa-machi. We had three local breweries, and I still bring home bottles every year when I visit.

Just a quick warning though, the real stuff will knock you flat off your feet without you even realizing you had too much to drink. The good stuff is too damn smooth.

I was at a work party where my sake cup kept getting refilled--I, honestly, drank 12 "shots" for lack of a better before I realized just how much I had downed. I proceeded to wake up 3 hours later under a sink in a restaurant's bathroom 3 towns over. I had also acquired a lava lamp, free passes to "Attack of the Clones", and a girl's phone number.

So yeah, be careful of the real stuff.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:02 AM
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9. My mom gave me good advice when it came to Sake...
which is, stay the hell away from it. In her young and reckless days, she was no stranger to the booze and could just about out drink any person who challenged her...well one evening she had an encounter with that rice wine from hell and ended up having a "dude where's my car" experience and with scars on her knees from a fall into some bushes. So when she told me about this, I knew from a pro to stay away!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:29 AM
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10. My advice is to run to it.
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 02:30 AM by haruka3_2000
Mmmmm...sake...

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:44 AM
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11. Ozeki Sake is made here
I had a little sip of it once, just enough to get the taste. (It was after I quit drinking.) Oh, and it was in a I dunno the real word for this, so I'll just call it a sake cup. One of those square ones.

I don't really remember how it tasted, but I remember it was pretty strong.

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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:05 AM
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12. Like it but not knowledgable about it
I like the Momokawa Pearl Sake.
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