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Title: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: 69franx on May 24, 2016, 05:10:52 pm
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Our favorite sushi restaurant runs half price Tuesdays. Nothing like $70 worth of specialty rolls for $35. Hot sake and cold Kirin Ichiban go with it all so well. Really the only time for the Kirin, but it fits
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: beersk on May 24, 2016, 05:45:44 pm
I have a friend named Kieran that brews beer. I really want him to brew a "clone" of this and call it Kieran's Ichibum.

Love Sushi, but don't eat it often because it's often so expensive for as much as I like to eat.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: erockrph on May 24, 2016, 06:07:53 pm
Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake. In fact, you have inspired me. I just poured myself a glass of Ty Ku Black to kick off my evening. Kanpai!
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: RPIScotty on May 24, 2016, 06:19:21 pm
I had some great beers from Bairds while eating at Morimoto Asia in Downtown Disney last week.

The Angry Boy Brown Ale was fantastic.


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Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 24, 2016, 06:24:41 pm
Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake.


Yep, I agree with all of this. And Frank, sounds great! Nice deal.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: pete b on May 24, 2016, 06:29:26 pm
When it comes to discount raw fish I'm not so sure I am as concerned that it gets off "to a great start" as much as it doesn't end badly. Especially on a Tuesday. That would be last week's fish, making room for this week's deliveries in the cooler...
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: blair.streit on May 24, 2016, 06:45:06 pm
Substitute Shiner Bock for the PBR and I'm with you. Texans have our standards ;) 
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: klickitat jim on May 24, 2016, 07:01:24 pm
When it comes to discount raw fish I'm not so sure I am as concerned that it gets off "to a great start" as much as it doesn't end badly. Especially on a Tuesday. That would be last week's fish, making room for this week's deliveries in the cooler...
To quote a helicopter pilot friend, "probably it's fine"
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: erockrph on May 24, 2016, 07:07:19 pm
I had some great beers from Bairds while eating at Morimoto Asia in Downtown Disney last week.

The Angry Boy Brown Ale was fantastic.
I'm jealous - I tried to convince the family to go when we were there in March, but no takers.

I ate at Morimoto's in Philly about 10 years back, and it was by far my greatest dining experience ever. I still remember just about everything I had:

Yuzu Martini with an edible flower floated in the glass as garnish
Tofu made tableside, served with snow crab sauce
Fugu - I ordered Nigiri, but I regret not ordering as sashimi
Chilean Sea Bass with black bean sauce

What was most memorable was that you could pick out each ingredient in each dish. There were no big flavors; everything seemed almost understated, but that allowed even the most delicate ingredients to shine through. I was truly blown away by the whole experience.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: BrewingRover on May 24, 2016, 07:13:52 pm
I had some great beers from Bairds while eating at Morimoto Asia in Downtown Disney last week.

The Angry Boy Brown Ale was fantastic.


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I found that at  aJapanese restaurant in Milwaukee. What a great beer.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: RPIScotty on May 24, 2016, 07:15:32 pm
I had some great beers from Bairds while eating at Morimoto Asia in Downtown Disney last week.

The Angry Boy Brown Ale was fantastic.
I'm jealous - I tried to convince the family to go when we were there in March, but no takers.

I ate at Morimoto's in Philly about 10 years back, and it was by far my greatest dining experience ever. I still remember just about everything I had:

Yuzu Martini with an edible flower floated in the glass as garnish
Tofu made tableside, served with snow crab sauce
Fugu - I ordered Nigiri, but I regret not ordering as sashimi
Chilean Sea Bass with black bean sauce

What was most memorable was that you could pick out each ingredient in each dish. There were no big flavors; everything seemed almost understated, but that allowed even the most delicate ingredients to shine through. I was truly blown away by the whole experience.

It was great. The rolls were so fresh. Big chunks of delicious tofu in the miso soup. Crab rangoons were amazing. The Bairds beers were delicious. It was the first time my wife and I had a night out in a long time.

Doesn't hurt that it is directly adjacent to Raglan Road. We popped over after and I got a McChouffe. I love downtown Disney (I refuse to call it Disney Springs)
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 24, 2016, 07:42:31 pm
When it comes to discount raw fish I'm not so sure I am as concerned that it gets off "to a great start" as much as it doesn't end badly. Especially on a Tuesday. That would be last week's fish, making room for this week's deliveries in the cooler...
To quote a helicopter pilot friend, "probably it's fine"

You go first. I'll watch.

Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: 69franx on May 24, 2016, 10:06:12 pm
Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake. In fact, you have inspired me. I just poured myself a glass of Ty Ku Black to kick off my evening. Kanpai!
I agree completely erockrph,  we found some Shiko Cho bai (sp?) Out in LA 2 years ago. It was a cold, unfiltered, milky white, delicious sake. Can't find it around here often so we make do with the cheap stuff. And as I said about the Kirin, I can't imagine ordering a different beer there.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: Hand of Dom on May 25, 2016, 12:20:40 am
I regret not trying the Kirin Black at a sushi place in Auckland last time I was there.  Not seen it before or since.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: pete b on May 25, 2016, 05:28:59 am
Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake. In fact, you have inspired me. I just poured myself a glass of Ty Ku Black to kick off my evening. Kanpai!
I'll add Kingfisher with Indian to that list.
Frank, my discount sushi comment was maybe a bit snarky but was just a joke. I think you were a restaurant guy so you would know if the place is quality or not.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 25, 2016, 05:33:12 am
I'll add Kingfisher with Indian to that list.


+1 to that, too. Had that combo a couple weekends ago.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: 69franx on May 25, 2016, 05:37:47 am
Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake. In fact, you have inspired me. I just poured myself a glass of Ty Ku Black to kick off my evening. Kanpai!
I'll add Kingfisher with Indian to that list.
Frank, my discount sushi comment was maybe a bit snarky but was just a joke. I think you were a restaurant guy so you would know if the place is quality or not.
Yeah, I got the joke and that would normally be my thought as well. We tried this place out at regular prices first, before we knew about the Tuesday special and have never had an issue. Kind of an upscale Hibachi and sushi place that is usually packed no matter what night we go. We love to sit at the sushi counter on Tuesdays and watch the 5 or 6 sushi chefs rolling non stop, and the kids love the hibachi flair when we are there for that. Have not tried Kingfisher, but have heard of it. Will have to look for it in the future, as the missus loves Indian cuisine
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: pete b on May 25, 2016, 05:47:18 am
Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake. In fact, you have inspired me. I just poured myself a glass of Ty Ku Black to kick off my evening. Kanpai!
I'll add Kingfisher with Indian to that list.
Frank, my discount sushi comment was maybe a bit snarky but was just a joke. I think you were a restaurant guy so you would know if the place is quality or not.
Yeah, I got the joke and that would normally be my thought as well. We tried this place out at regular prices first, before we knew about the Tuesday special and have never had an issue. Kind of an upscale Hibachi and sushi place that is usually packed no matter what night we go. We love to sit at the sushi counter on Tuesdays and watch the 5 or 6 sushi chefs rolling non stop, and the kids love the hibachi flair when we are there for that. Have not tried Kingfisher, but have heard of it. Will have to look for it in the future, as the missus loves Indian cuisine
Yea, high turnover is a great sign for any seafood restaurant. If their busy all the time no worries that the product has been around a week.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: theoman on May 25, 2016, 06:39:40 am
Nice!

Supposedly the only sake the Japanese will drink warm is the bottom shelf crap. If it's good stuff, you're ruining it by warming it up.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: PrettyBeard on May 25, 2016, 08:50:54 am
Nice!

Supposedly the only sake the Japanese will drink warm is the bottom shelf crap. If it's good stuff, you're ruining it by warming it up.

I generally prefer chilled Nigori (juicy :P) sake, but something like run of the mill Gekkeikan or Hakutsuru is fine warm, chilled, or pretty much anywhere in between.  I wouldn't warm anything ginjo or better though.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: erockrph on May 25, 2016, 07:34:58 pm
Nice!

Supposedly the only sake the Japanese will drink warm is the bottom shelf crap. If it's good stuff, you're ruining it by warming it up.

I generally prefer chilled Nigori (juicy :P) sake, but something like run of the mill Gekkeikan or Hakutsuru is fine warm, chilled, or pretty much anywhere in between.  I wouldn't warm anything ginjo or better though.
I love Nigorizake, but it needs to be fresh. My favorite part of my yearly trip to Disney is picking up a bottle of good sake at Japan in Epcot.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: 69franx on May 25, 2016, 07:38:47 pm
I think you all know a helluva lot more about sake than I do. We like the cheap stuff heated and the show chiko bai o mentioned earlier, but normally we don't try the more expensive stuff because we know nothing about them. Maybe I'll learn somethin here
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: RPIScotty on May 25, 2016, 08:05:13 pm
Nice!

Supposedly the only sake the Japanese will drink warm is the bottom shelf crap. If it's good stuff, you're ruining it by warming it up.

I generally prefer chilled Nigori (juicy :P) sake, but something like run of the mill Gekkeikan or Hakutsuru is fine warm, chilled, or pretty much anywhere in between.  I wouldn't warm anything ginjo or better though.
I love Nigorizake, but it needs to be fresh. My favorite part of my yearly trip to Disney is picking up a bottle of good sake at Japan in Epcot.

I'm a Disney head to Eric. You can actually get a ton of great beer there. Have you used the Beers and Ears app?
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: erockrph on May 25, 2016, 10:05:33 pm
I'm a Disney head to Eric. You can actually get a ton of great beer there. Have you used the Beers and Ears app?
I have not, but I'll have to check it out next time. We do hit the biergarten as our lunch stop while in Epcot, and that's generally a guaranteed win. The tap list varies a bit, but I was psyched to get a liter of Warsteiner Dunkel this time around.
Title: Re: A great start to half price sushi night
Post by: RPIScotty on May 26, 2016, 03:06:14 am
I'm a Disney head to Eric. You can actually get a ton of great beer there. Have you used the Beers and Ears app?
I have not, but I'll have to check it out next time. We do hit the biergarten as our lunch stop while in Epcot, and that's generally a guaranteed win. The tap list varies a bit, but I was psyched to get a liter of Warsteiner Dunkel this time around.

Many of the restaurants in the resort hotels have excellent beer menus.

The beer cart in Canada is another one worth seeking out. They typically have Unibroue on tap.