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MDA
01-05-2008, 12:23:15
I'm trying to find some to make my own teriyaki. Since its for cooking, it doesn't have to be super quality stuff, but the guy at the liquor store was not particularly helpful. They were busy at the counter, and his English was only a little better than my Spanish. So currently, I have no sake at all.

I'm assuming sweet sake is different than "normal" sake.

Is there a common brand I should be looking for or something?

I could just go out and buy teriyaki and spike it with some other stuff. The current recipe uses soy + sweet sake as the basic ingredients. I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make.

zmama
01-05-2008, 12:35:14
Ask for Mirin

Funko
01-05-2008, 12:47:54
jj she is right.

Venom
01-05-2008, 12:49:58
"Since its for cooking, it doesn't have to be super quality stuff"

WRONG! Good enough to drink. Good enough to cook with.

Funko
01-05-2008, 12:51:02
Or as Keith Floyd put it, if it's good enough to cook with, it's good enough to drink.

JM^3
01-05-2008, 12:51:48
To be honest, I have found a huge difference in the quality of alcohol. Bad alcohol makes me feel bad the next day and makes the drinking experience not as pleasent.

Anything that makes me feel bad when drunk seems like it will likely make me feel bad when cooked into my food.

JM

Venom
01-05-2008, 12:53:03
Originally posted by Funko
Or as Keith Floyd put it, if it's good enough to cook with, it's good enough to drink.

I phrased it the alcoholic way.

Funko
01-05-2008, 12:53:05
Yeah and cheap sake is one of the worst for that.

Funko
01-05-2008, 12:53:47
Originally posted by Venom
I phrased it the alcoholic way.

You phrased it the cook's way, he's the alcoholic 'cause he'll even drink the cooking wine. Do you see?

Venom
01-05-2008, 12:54:11
I don't know who he is, so now I see.

Tizzy
01-05-2008, 13:28:52
Floyd is God.

Venom
01-05-2008, 13:36:45
Is he related to Pink?

Venom
01-05-2008, 13:37:08
Fuck. That was MoSe-esque. I'm ashamed of myself.

Drekkus
01-05-2008, 13:38:41
Oh, for christ's sake

zmama
01-05-2008, 13:42:33
We are ashamed too

Tizzy
01-05-2008, 13:45:19
Terribly terribly ashamed

Venom
01-05-2008, 13:46:17
Yeah, well you should be.

Tizzy
01-05-2008, 13:47:09
Well I am!

Venom
01-05-2008, 13:57:45
Good!

Tizzy
01-05-2008, 13:58:29
Fine!

Venom
01-05-2008, 14:00:42
OK!

Tizzy
01-05-2008, 14:00:57
Right then!

Venom
01-05-2008, 14:01:38
Whatever!

MDA
01-05-2008, 14:56:21
Mirin, ok.

...and WRONG I am.

MoSe
02-05-2008, 08:13:53
Originally posted by Venom
Fuck. That was MoSe-esque. I'm ashamed of myself.

SEE?

I'm as much needed as dreaded, so that when I'm not here you HAVE to make up for me!

:smoke:


And Drekkus' the one who posted the post I wanted to post

Noisy
03-05-2008, 10:05:26
I have an opinion on sake:

:vom:

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2008, 12:35:44
Sake is fun. You sit around sipping and talking, happily. Then you make an entirely rational and calm decision to stand up, only to discover that your sense of balance has decided to take the rest of the night off.

MDA
05-05-2008, 11:02:14
sounds like I need to stick to cooking with it

mr_B
05-05-2008, 14:54:18
Originally posted by Venom
Fuck. That was MoSe-esque. I'm ashamed of myself. are you wearing tight red trousers?

Venom
05-05-2008, 16:35:45
I'm not wearing any trousers.

MDA
05-05-2008, 17:37:06
:brwncard:

self biased
06-05-2008, 23:03:39
depending on what part of the world you're in, as i can't be assed to remember, i can find cooking sake in my local supermarket. it is a bit on the salty side, though, so i always have to add some sugar to the sauce.

i generally go for 1/3 c soy, 2/3 c sake, 1 tbsp garlic, 1 tbsp ginger, 1 tbsp pureed cilantro (it comes in tubes and is better .fir making sauces than the fresh stuff. i also throw in a few five or six dashes of tabasco for a little nip.

MDA
07-05-2008, 10:30:40
mine is similar minus the cilantro and tabasco

I've looked in both the local supermarkets for "cooking sake" but no luck there. I may try a few liquor stores near work, Rockville is more urban and trendy than Fredneck.

zmama
07-05-2008, 12:20:10
MDA , go to a Japanese/Chinese grocery not the supermarket. There must be some around. I mean we even have one here in Morontown.

MDA
07-05-2008, 16:24:10
Good idea. There are lots of them, but alcohol sale locations in MD are a little more restricted. I have friends at work that can tell me which groceries are best.

The Mad Monk
08-05-2008, 14:36:00
It's not a cooking sake -- btw, "cooking" as a descriptor of anything alcoholic indicates the presence of enough salt to make it undrinkable for most people -- "sweet" is simply the opposite of "dry", as it is with wines.