Posts Tagged ‘chinese cuisine’

What is Japanese Sake?

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in drink

What is Japanese Sake?

Sake is a Japaese alcoholic drink made from rice – it is brewed similar to, but not the same as beer and it should be drunk young, as it does not age like wine. Contrary to popular belief most of the sake in Japan is drunk cold.

Warm sake is drunk usually only in winter and only certain types of sake should be heated. Sake goes well with many cuisines but naturally it is best with fish. (Gauntner 2002)

What Is Xiao Long Bao – Why They’re Little Basket Buns Of Course!

Written by Dean Lapthorne AKA Dr Noble Rot on . Posted in food

What Is Xiao Long Bao - Why They’re Little Basket Buns Of Course!

If you’ve never had Xiaolongbao before: strike one! Be gone with you, evil swine! Stemming from the outskirts of Shanghai, Xiaolongbao (literally meaning ‘little basket buns’) pack so much flavor  and punch and whatever they squeeze in there that you are always left craving for more. Much like re-runs of Walker, Texas Ranger.