Where To Buy Premium Sake In NYC - SAKAYA

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  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA
  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA
  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA
  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA
  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA
  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA

Hi everyone! What kind of alcohol do you like to drink? Me? I like sake, shochu and beer. You can find sake at many wine shops in NYC, but If you like sake, don't you want to try a more premium sake? Don't know where to go or what to get? Today, I would like to introduce my favorite sake shop called SAKAYA. SAKAYA ("sake shop" in Japanese) is located in my lovely community in the East village. They are the first shop to specialize in premium sake. The destination for both sake enthusiasts and neophytes alike. I asked SAKAYA's owner Rick to pick a good summer time sake to introduce to the Rock Mama NYC's readers.

読者の皆様こんにちわ!皆様はどんな酒が好きですか?私は、日本酒、焼酎、ビールが好きです。ニューヨークではワインショップなどに日本酒を置いているお店も多くなりましたが、まだまだ本格派日本酒を購入出来るお店は少ないです。今日は、私が好きな本格派日本酒が購入出来るお店SAKAYAをご紹介したいと思います。オーナーのRickさんに夏におすすめのお酒をRock Mama NYCの読者様達にご紹介いただきました。

  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA
  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA

 DEWAZAKURA IZUMIJUDAN 

This is  Ginjo Sake from Yamagata prefecture. 

Tasting notes : Dry and clean sake with a hint of juniper reminiscent of Tanqueray.

Food pairing : Aperitif, Sashimi, Sushi, grilled white fish.

Serving temperature : Chilled.

  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA

 UME NO YADO YUZU 

Yuzu is a is tart and bitter Japanese citrus fruit. This sake is blended with a great quality Yuzu juice and great quality sake. Surprisingly, they use about 18 Yuzu in 1800ml sake bottle. You can really taste the refreshing flavor and aroma of fresh Yuzu.

Tasting notes : Refreshingly light, bright citrus flavors combined with soft texture and hint of sweetness.

Food pairing : Dessert.

Serving temperature : Chilled.

I think this will be a great introduction sake. 

  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA
  ROCK MAMA NYC LIFESTYLE BLOG - WHERE TO BUY PREMIUM SAKE IN NYC - SAKAYA

One of the things I love this store is that is a husband and wife team. They have a lot of knowledge about sake and shochu and they are really friendly. If you want to try something different than usual sake, you should go to SAKAYA  and describe to them what kind of sake you like and they will pick great sake for you. I asked SAKAYA's owner Rick about his store and where to go in The East village. His Q&A is below, enjoy!

私がこのお店を好きな理由は、彼達もまた夫婦で協力してひとつのビジネスを動かしている事。お酒、焼酎に関してのもの凄い知識量。そして、親切でフレンドリーだから、お酒に関する質問があれば気軽に相談出来る事。もし、いつものお酒、焼酎に飽きた。違うのを試してみたいけど、どれを選べば良いのか分からないって方はぜひSAKAYAに足をお運びください。オーナーのRickとひろこさんがきっとあなたにぴったりのお酒を見つけてくれるはずです。オーナーのRickに彼のお店の事そしてThe East villageのおススメ店を教えていただきました。あなたのまだ行った事がないThe East villageのお店が発見できるかも。詳細は下記にあります。Enjoy!

 

1. How long has your business been here?  

We opened in December 2007.

2. What is special about your store?

http://sakayanyc.com/store.php

3. Where do you get coffee in the East village?

Mud Coffee

4. Which restaurants do you like in the East village? 

Kyo Ya, Kura, Izakaya, Momofuku Ssam Bar, and Mighty Quinn’s.

5. Are there any stores or places in the East village that you could recommend to us? 

Elliot Mann, Local Clothing, Cobblestones Vintage Clothing and Accessories, Chikalicious Dessert Club, The Immigrant Bar & Taproom.

 

Thank you for visiting ROCK MAMA NYC❤️XOXO

 

Rock Mama