Welcome to my blog.

After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general, especially my travels).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
I was lucky to be back in 2015, 2016 and 2017 thanks to the fact that we now have family living in California.
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Norwegian sake!

Our dear friends at the microbrewery Nøgne Ø (Naked island) have made the first (?) Norwegian sake. Today I went and got two bottles + their beer Red Horizon, based on sake production.
I will taste the sake tomorrow, but for now, I´m posting a picture of the bottle. It looks nice....

Check out the blog of the producers on:

Ps: I´ve added a column on the side bar showing off my custom made kumihimo bracelets. :)

Sunday update: I´ve tasted the sake, (in hinoki wood sake cups). What a taste explosion! The first notion was honey, then a hint of beer, rice, and all in all I´m impressed. This was a very nice first date with "homegrown" Norwegian sake, and I will continue to buy it. I hope they will be able to distribute the other types as well, or summer vacation has to be spent in Grimstad this year!

1 comment:

Yoko said...

Norwegian Sake sounds great! I would like to try someday. I've been to Sweden and Finland but never been to Norway yet.

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