Tako Yaki and Nikka Whisky Pairing

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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.


 

Macallan and Highland Park Whisky Tasting Thursday Night August 3rd at Moshi Moshi


Join us Thursday Night August 3rd from 6:00pm to 9:30pm for an amazing night of whisky tasting. We’ll have specially priced flights and cocktails featuring Macallan and Highland Park whiskies.


Eric MacDonald – sales specialist for Erdington America will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the history and whisky of two very iconic distilleries.


Moshi Moshi

2092 3rd Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

415-861-8285

Join us for a “Wonderland of Whisky” at Moshi Moshi Thursday Night December 15th, 2016

Moshi Moshi and Young’s Market are presenting a special night of cocktails and whisky flights.

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Wonderland of Whisky Event menu

Akashi White Oak Single Malt, Akashi Blended Malt, Akashi 5yr Sherry Cask

Akashi White Oak Single Malt, Akashi Blended Malt, Akashi 5yr Sherry Cask

 

Iwai Tradition, Iwai Whisky

Iwai Tradition, Iwai Whisky

 

Komagatake Single Malt "The Revival 2011, Komagatake "Rindo", Mars Maltage "3 plus 25"

Komagatake Single Malt “The Revival 2011, Komagatake “Rindo”, Mars Maltage “3 plus 25”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyday is a whisky fest at Moshi Moshi

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.



If you like your whisky in cocktails we’ve got that covered too.


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New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Nikka Coffey Malt for Web

Nikka Coffey Malt is now imported to the states.  Malted barley is distilled using the same Coffey type column still Nikka uses to make their Coffey Grain whisky at the Miyagikyo Distillery in Sendai, Japan.  Located near the north eastern coast of Honshu island – the main island of Japan – the Miyagikyo distillery draws the water for its whisky from a pristine river that flows through the property.  This very soft mineral free water is one of the keys to the softer, lighter style whiskies Miyagikyo is known for. Nikka Coffey Malt should not be confused with “single malts” or “blended malts”.  It’s really its own thing with a unique flavor profile.  Lively and tart on the nose, with hints of lemon, pear and even pepper, the palate continues with citrus as vanilla, coffee and praline develop, leading to a fruity finish.
We’ve known and enjoyed this whisky for a while but had to go to Japan to get it. Now it’s here for you to try care of Anchor Distilling – the importer for Nikka whiskies and a lot of other brands we love – and Southern Wine and Spirits Distributing.  At Moshi Moshi you can enjoy it several ways:

In our new Nikka Highball

Nikka Coffey Malt whisky with a dash of Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao, a small amount of lemon juice and a bit of junmai sake, stirred and topped with soda water. A refreshing warm weather cocktail; the small amount of sake plays well with lemon, sugar and cacao – toning down the tart and sweet components – while not detracting from or diluting the natural flavors of the whisky.

By itself,   

$8 for our 25ml pour, we recommend a few drops of water or an ice cube

Or, as part of a flight

NIKKAS WE LIKE

From the Barrel-Coffey Malt-Taketsuru 17

$38


Also from Japan, we have a new beer on tap:  Hitachino’s Hinomaru.

Nest Beer Hino Maru 

This ale is brewed using Kaneko Golden malted barley and Japanese hops.  After fermentation, fresh Fukure Mikan juice and peel is added along with fresh Sansho pepper.  The use of Fukure Mikan and Sansho is subtle – these flavors don’t overpower or draw attention – but the way they work together with the malt and hops is transformative. Fruity and complex with just enough hops to give it some backbone, this is a perfect beer for Japanese food especially with grilled meats or tempura.

Compass Box Release Party at Moshi Moshi

Hey everybody!  We have a very exciting event planned for you. We are hosting one of our favorite whisky companies – Compass Box Whisky – as they release two very special whiskies on Wednesday June 1st  2016.

What: $2 Tasting: Taste classic Compass Box whiskies from tasting menu

$5 Compass Box Cocktails: Select Compass Box whisky cocktails; whisky tasting included

The Circus will available for purchase at a discounted price. While supplies last.

When: Wednesday Evening June 1st  2016 from 6 pm to 9pm

Where: Moshi Moshi 2092 3rd Street San Francisco 94107,   415-861-8285

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Enlightenment: a blend of bright and fruity highland malts from Clynelish, Glentauchers, and Balblair aged in first fill American oak barrels with a bit of weighty  Mortlach aged in rejuvenated American Oak barrels.

The Circus: the result of another rare find – old parcels of blended Scotch and blended grain whisky that had been aged pre-blended in cask for many years.  Little is known of the component distillery whiskies, only that they contain both single malt and single grain whiskies and that the ‘marrying casks’ are sherry butts.

Compass box has made their name through innovative blends and barreling techniques that push the boundaries of what Scotch whisky can be. Representatives from Compass Box will be on hand to explain and help you understand the art of blending whisky and its importance to the production of any whisky. If you like whisky, whisky cocktails, learning about whisky and or talking about whisky this is the whisky event for you.