Japanese Sake Night in May ♪

I had a Japanese Sake Party in May since my husband got nice sake from Aizu. I served “Snowdrop(スノードロップ)” as an aperitif for my guest.

This was made of Japanese sake and yogurt by Akebono liquor in Aizu. We chose a  fresh strawberry flavor that is a limited product only in spring. The sweetness is modest and very tasty. Everybody loved it .^^

 

We  chose  “Kazenomori(風の森)” for next one.  This was made by Yunaga liquor in Nara.  This sake was full with umami with a slightly sparkling texture, and had a refreshing taste like wine.

 

I made some seasonal dishes using some fresh horse mackerel(Aji) and bonito(Katsuo).

 

If you want to try  my dishes with Japanese sake, contact me.  We can negotiate and I will arrange for you. ♪

 

I also write a Japanese cooking blog here!

Trip to Aizu in Fukushima ♪

I went to Aizu in Fukushima with my family during Golden week (long Japan’s holiday in May). We went from Shinjuku expressway bus terminal.  It took about 4 hours to get to my hometown. May is a good season for watching fresh green forests and beautiful flowers. ^^ We enjoyed staying my parents’ house and visited nice shops and restaurants in this trip. ♪

Aizu cotton maker   “IIE Lab”

Bar  “Tokisaewasurete(時さえ忘れて)”

Italian Restaurant  “Ristorante Luce(リストランテルーチェ)”

Japanese Restaurant   “Takino(田季野)”

Japanese Restaurant      “Tsuruga(鶴賀)”

We met a private mascot  “Otane-kun(おたねくん)” on the street. ^^