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(Japan Today)   Sake contains over 700 nutrients, has 10 times the amount of amino acids found in wine, moisturizes your skin, and makes your hair lustrous. Kampai, dude   (japantoday.com) divider line 34
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2013-09-07 02:52:00 PM
www.nycgo.com

Going here tonight!  NYC sake unite !!!
 
2013-09-07 02:55:16 PM
Read that as "bukkake."
 
2013-09-07 03:06:36 PM
read that as "snake"
 
2013-09-07 03:07:32 PM
Wait--are hipsters just discovering sake, or have they already moved past it a long time ago?
 
2013-09-07 03:10:58 PM

ipsofacto: read that as "snake"


blogs.ocweekly.com
Yo, dawg....
 
2013-09-07 03:12:36 PM
Also destroys your liver, physically and psychologicaly addictive, fattening, and induces poor decision making. But other than that totally a health drink. Shut the fakr up.
 
2013-09-07 03:13:24 PM
I like my sake in an "Oscar Meyer" cocktail:

1.5 oz. sake
3.2 oz. hot dog water (room temp)
.75 oz. honey
Sprig of lavender

Serve in an Old Fashioned glass with a pickled relish rim. Enjoy!
 
2013-09-07 03:15:55 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: I like my sake in an "Oscar Meyer" cocktail:

1.5 oz. sake
3.2 oz. hot dog water (room temp)
.75 oz. honey
Sprig of lavender

Serve in an Old Fashioned glass with a pickled relish rim. Enjoy!


You forgot the mustard and the sweet vermouth.
 
2013-09-07 03:17:45 PM
It also tastes like pickled ass.
 
2013-09-07 03:20:00 PM

Arthen: Also destroys your liver, physically and psychologicaly addictive, fattening, and induces poor decision making. But other than that totally a health drink. Shut the fakr up.


He says as he cracks open another Bud Lite.

/sake tastes unpleasant
//and gives me a helluva hangover
 
2013-09-07 03:24:50 PM

give me doughnuts: It also tastes like pickled ass.


Where no man has gone before.
 
2013-09-07 03:28:54 PM

Arthen: Also destroys your liver,


Only if you drink often and don't let your liver detox. It's when things build up in the liver you have problems.
 
2013-09-07 03:43:09 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Arthen: Also destroys your liver,

Only if you drink often and don't let your liver detox. It's when things build up in the liver you have problems.


Hemingway said he could feel when he had been on a certain type of alcohol for too long, as his liver would start to hurt. So he would switch from wine to whiskey or whatever to give his liver a chance to detox the wine. Sounds silly.
 
2013-09-07 03:53:52 PM

Apik0r0s: Hemingway said he could feel when he had been on a certain type of alcohol for too long, as his liver would start to hurt. So he would switch from wine to whiskey or whatever to give his liver a chance to detox the wine. Sounds silly.


I'd agree it's silly. Presumably it's all the same to a liver, but i can't say for sure. I just meant in general the guy who goes out drinking once a week isn't in any real danger. By next weekend his liver should be ready to go again, providing he gets good sleep.

The role of sleep in liver function is actually what led to me learning all this. The liver goes into a whole other, very important, mode when sleeping.
 
2013-09-07 04:04:49 PM
Sake snob thread?

For science?
 
2013-09-07 04:14:59 PM
But it still smells/tastes like hot vinegar & piss, Subby.
 
2013-09-07 04:20:19 PM
I still think sake is one of those disgusting things that people just pretend to like to make them appear hip and cultured, much like free jazz.
 
2013-09-07 04:21:37 PM
Still no cure for it tasting like fermented whale piss
 
2013-09-07 04:33:01 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-07 04:40:50 PM

TV's Vinnie: But it still smells/tastes like hot vinegar & piss, Subby.


Protip: if you're drinking hot sake, you're drinking the cheap stuff; it's heated to make it somewhat bearable. The good stuff is served cold, and is delicious.
 
2013-09-07 04:46:49 PM
On my recent trip to Japan I learned, as the article explains, that sake is simply the word for alcohol.  Never knew that despite having been there before.  And as with any alcohol, there seem to be variations.  I guess if you ask for nihonshu you get the rice wine as is.  But then there's shochu, which I was told contained the rice wine but was watered down and flavored, thus served in pints.

I tried shochu, flavored with lemon and it was really nice and really refreshing.  I didn't bother asking for nihonshu.  And to be honest, having heard that rice wine on it's own isn't that nice, I was happy to have what I got.
 
2013-09-07 04:47:38 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: TV's Vinnie: But it still smells/tastes like hot vinegar & piss, Subby.

Protip: if you're drinking hot sake, you're drinking the cheap stuff; it's heated to make it somewhat bearable. The good stuff is served cold, and is delicious.


Like the article says, it also really works when paired with food, especially Japanese food.

Good sake and noodles are wonderful.
 
2013-09-07 05:09:59 PM
Japan, anything you purchase there will have your skin glowing.
 
2013-09-07 05:31:05 PM

Johnny_Canuck: Japan, anything you purchase there will have your skin glowing.


I'm torn between the witty Fukushima reference and the bukkake double-entendre.  Either way, well done.
 
2013-09-07 05:38:37 PM
I don't mind hot sake with food, but I do prefer it cold for when I am actually drinking sake because I have most likely spent a great deal of money on an interesting bottle that's supposed to be served that way

I actually prefer to drink an IPA when I have a spicy sushi/sashimi  however.

it's just like craft beer in the 90's, the public needs to be educated to appreciate it.. if your only experience with the stuff is the hot space bag stuff at the chinese resturant? then that is the poor to middling stuff and is like passing judgement on all beers based on a night of puking out bud lite when you were 16.

there acturally should be a bit of a vinegary taste associated with sake because of the way the rice is prepared for brewing. it is inoculated with a fungus that breaks the rice starch into sugar, then fermented as you would any other beer or wine. The "good stuff" limits, or accentuates these flavors.

Case in point, some people love Flemish sour ale, to me, it usually taste like someone spit in the bottling tank. And a lot of Belgium ales are celebrated for tasting spoiled... so, to each their own.
 
2013-09-07 05:54:44 PM
Goes great with a meal.  Itadagimasu!
 
2013-09-07 06:00:39 PM
Hot sake is awesome. Last time I went to a Korean/Japanese restaurant we ordered a pot of it and it went down so good. It didn't taste like ass either.
 
2013-09-07 08:59:28 PM
Sake? Sake is for vimmen unt ze gay community.

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2013-09-07 09:03:40 PM

Lego_Addict: Hot sake is awesome. Last time I went to a Korean/Japanese restaurant we ordered a pot of it and it went down so good. It didn't taste like ass either.


Only crap sake is served hot.
 
2013-09-07 10:02:11 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Lego_Addict: Hot sake is awesome. Last time I went to a Korean/Japanese restaurant we ordered a pot of it and it went down so good. It didn't taste like ass either.

Only crap sake is served hot.


Okay, we willl stop liking what you don't like.
 
2013-09-07 10:21:49 PM
I drank some pink sparkling sake last year. I was quite tasty and a little cloudy. It may have been this brand.
www.truesake.com
does that mean I'm now gay?
 
2013-09-07 11:04:42 PM

HairBolus: I drank some pink sparkling sake last year. I was quite tasty and a little cloudy. It may have been this brand.
[www.truesake.com image 166x281]
does that mean I'm now gay?


Hou Hou Shu (sparkling sake in a small blue bottle) is even better. i could drink that stuff like water.
 
2013-09-07 11:57:49 PM

lake_huron: ArcadianRefugee: Lego_Addict: Hot sake is awesome. Last time I went to a Korean/Japanese restaurant we ordered a pot of it and it went down so good. It didn't taste like ass either.

Only crap sake is served hot.

Okay, we willl stop liking what you don't like.


Reading comprehension fail: I didn't say I don't like it, or that I did.

Very few sakes benefit from being served hot (whether you benefit or not is beside the point); so few, in fact, that the generalized statement "Only crap sake is served hot" is justified. Crap sakes benefit from being served hot*; quality sakes, for the most part, lose something when being served hot.

*much in the same way crappy beer benefits from being served ice cold; quality beers don't need to be served so cold
 
2013-09-08 02:43:12 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Sake? Sake is for vimmen unt ze gay community.


Based on your accent I assume you don't drink [dramatic pause] sake?
 
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