"Stuart rose from the ditch, climbed into his car, and started up the road that led toward the north…. As he peeked ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction." (from Stuart Little by E.B. White)

Winter Sake Wonderland

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William and I have this sushi place in downtown Rochester we really enjoy, Max Sushi & Noodles. They just opened on Main Street East in the beginning of the winter. We just accidentally stumbled into it one evening. The first time, we ordered a few rolls, some were seared in front of us with a torch. Some had smokey salt on top. Some noodle dishes had delicious salmon. The second time, we got Sake. And I am glad we did. Typically, for me, Sake all tastes the same. But like anything else we are learning, when you intentionally consume it side by side with other counterparts, each one takes on their own unique personality. We bought two Sake flights. It was a good time. Have you tried any of these?

Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai

Aromatics- N/A

  • Flavor- Fleshy, candied apple

Draft Nigori Kikusui “Perfect Snow”

Aromatics- N/A

  • Flavor-Creamy, sediment, fruit pulp. Don’t. Do. It.

Junmai Daiginjo

Aromatics- Honey, floral nectar, berries, fruit punch

  • Flavor-Minerals, white zinfindale

Nama Sake

Aromatics- coconut water

  • Flavor-Lemon peel, plant root, fruit rind

Oze No Yukidoke

Aromatics-Sage, basil

  • Flavor-“Bullyhill-type wine”


Aromatics- Pool water

  • Flavor- N/A


Cheers to Sake in the winter!




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