Mits and I love eating tako yaki. My first order was with Mits on my first trip to Japan in 2009. I really didn’t know what to expect but Mits kept raving about the soft, gooey, street confection months before our trip, so anticipation for my first order was high. The tako yaki stall we stumbled onto was close to the Nishiki food market in the covered, downtown, shopping district of Kyoto. The scene unfolding before me was amazingly new: large, whole octopus being plunged into steamy water, batter being poured on to desk-size, iron pans with a hundred half spheres depressed into them, and the deft work of the tako yaki chef as he scraped and turned all the individual pockets of runny batter into spheres as the dough cooked. Upon ordering the chef flipped five into a dish and slathered the steamy balls in thick, salty-sweet sauce then sprinkled shaved bonito (which is a dried and smoked fish) on top.
2092 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
We have two great new beers on tap this week in honor of SF Beer Week.
First up is Manzanita from Fort Point Beer Company in collaboration with Freigeist from Germany. We put this on tap last week and Lanny loved it. Smoked beechwood malt and charred Manzanita branches add complexity and a touch of bitterness that is nicely balanced by a crisp refreshing finish.
Next up is Patchwork, on tap at Moshi Moshi beginning Wednesday February 15th. Patchwork is a hoppy red ale brewed at Harmonic Brewing in collaboration with Triple Voodoo, and Magnolia breweries. A special Chilean malt gives this beer its color. Citrus notes interlace with the complex malt flavors while assertive hops add pop to
the finish without taking over. Delicious. It’s available only at participating bars and restaurants within the Dogpatch neighborhood.
Dine with us Wednesday night February 15th and try some great beers. When you’re done you can catch a shuttle provided by the Brewer’s Guild at Triple Voodoo brewery just down the street from us that will take you to Magnolia, Harmonic and Speakeasy breweries from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. See you there!
We will have cocktails, whisky tasting, and a special kochuchomi flight or two as well. Represetatives from Anchor Distilling will be on hand to help you understand and enjoy Nikka’s whiskies.
Don’t miss out. Mark your calendars today!
Wednesday November 16,2016 6pm to 9pm. 2092 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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So couldn’t make Whisky Fest this year? Don’t fret its a whisky fest everyday at Moshi Moshi. In the Scottish tradition, we pour our Japanese and Scotch whiskies from a 25 ml thimble. 25ml is a bit more than 3/4 of an ounce which is plenty to get a real taste for any whisky and by pouring less the price of admission comes down which allows are guests to try more whisky. We have lots of whisky!
Our specialty is Japanese whisky and we have healthy supplies of the core age stated whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki, Nikka PureMalt, Yoichi and Miyagikyo. We also carry all labels from Mars-Iwai, Chichibu and Akashi and we have a staff that knows their whiskey. Lanny, Phil, Mindy and myself have all been to Japan and toured several of the distilleries there. We love talking about whisky and being able to share firsthand information with our guests.
Of course we have a great selection of Scotch and American whiskies as well. You will find a large selection of curated flights in our bar menu or one of our bartenders can put a flight together for you based on your tastes. All flights are done with 25ml pours.
This drink was so popular we put it on our regular bar menu. Seems maybe some people thought it went away.
Square One Bergamot Vodka, fresh squeezed lemon juice, yuzu juice, shishito peppers, grapefruit bitters.
Distilled from the rich, flavorful barley of Washington State and matured predominantly in new American oak casks in the steady, cool humidity of our seaside home.
Double Gold Medal, 2014 SF World Spirits Competition
95 Points, 2015 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
This Peated Malt whiskey is a variation on our house style made from a mash of peated malt that is among the smokiest in the world.
Gold Medal, 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Gold Medal, 2014 NY International Spirits Competition
Westland’s Sherry Wood is a new world approach to an old world idea.
Double Gold/Best Craft Whiskey, 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
95 Points/Top 100 Spirits, 2105 Wine Enthusiast