A night learning about sake and soju from NYC local friends at Shigure then industry parties with a friend from the left coast. I cannot wait to come back to NYC and try more of the food at Shigure. Their Shio-Koji Fried Chicken dish is outstanding.
Shigure, 277 Church St, New York, NY
My friends taught us so much about sake and soju.
Sake is made from only rice, more like a wine, is distilled then fermented.
Soju (hidden behind the arm serving chicken) is made from rice, barley and sweet potatoes, converted from starch to sugar then to alcohol, more like a vodka or whisky, then aged for 10 years.
Shio-Koji Fried Chicken with scallion oil. I have thought about this chicken a lot since I’ve been back home.
Duck Cha-Shu. Very good!
Washugyu Tataki, mushroom, Kazami-wasabi sauce. Very delicate and tender.
NYCWFF party at the Hudson Hotel
NYCWFF party at Toro
Cute dancing bartenders. What’s not to love?
Toro, 85 10th Ave, New York, NY
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