WHERE TO DRINK IN TOKYO
René Redzepi's done a pop-up, vending machine meals are a thing and the dollar is relatively strong—all in the Land of the Rising Sun. What more do you need to convince you to take a trip to Tokyo?
NOTES ON SAKE
We learned a few new things about sake at Shukuu Izakaya.
DASSAI SAKE POP-UP
Renowned Dassai Sake has a pop-up bar in Singapore for just six months. Here are reasons we think it's really important to convince them to stay for much longer.
ALL ABOUT SAKE
You might not be a sake expert, but at least you know it's rice wine, right? Not exactly. It turns out that calling sake "rice wine" really misses the mark.
It's not every day you get to meet a Sake Samurai x Sake Sommelier, a double threat (or treat, rather). We spoke to Mariko Kiyonaga on World Sake Day (Oct 1) about her mission to spread the joy of sake appreciation to the world.
Kakure is a small sake bar with a big sake selection. And the best past, a sake sommelier (yes, it's a thing) as well. Makoto Iwabuchi is around to help you make the best choice, and as he proved, he's badass at pairing with food too.
We promise we will only use this header once. Yes, it's a story about sake, one of the best, in fact – Tengumai. We spoke to sake master Kazunari Shata.
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
If it's neither Sweet, Sour, Bitter, or Salty, it's "Umami" - the fifth human taste. Some say it serves a vital evolutionary purpose, but here at Parched, we are concerned about the bigger picture; where is its place in drinks?