New York Weekly Picks Updated 11/20/2015
Taiyaki (literally “baked sea bream”) is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. The most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. This frozen, pre-made taiyaki is ready to heat up in the microwave when you are ready to serve. For the best result, try putting it in a oven/toaster oven for 7-10 minutes. Make sure not to burn the outside.
You can give the traditional Taiyaki a modern twist by serving it with ice cream, whipped cream and fruits to make a unique Japanese dessert!
This semi-dry sparkling sake has a floral aroma with refreshing carbonation. Unlike most of sparkling sakes in the market, this special sake has a semi dry flavor and can be enjoyed with food.
AMABUKI OMACHI JUNMAI DAIGINJO KIMOTO
Brewed using yeast cultivated off the flowers of Rhododendron and traditional Kimoto brewing method, this sake has pleasant acidity and bold flavor/Umami of Omachi rice. Pairs well with most dishes and can be enjoyed warm too.