Friday, July 31, 2009

Umeshu

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My new Choya Umeshu thanks to Mr Y's Japan package!


My 一番 favourite のみもの to drink in Japan is umeshu. I like umeshu best on the rocks with chotto soda, but some people prefer to drink with lots of soda. Oh to be sitting under a kotatsu drinking umeshu right now...

Recently I have seen a few 'make your own umeshu' recipes and blog posts popping up. Wouldn't it be wonderful to make your own!

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Image from Blue Lotus

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Gorgeous images (above) thanks to Jollygoo

If you would like to have a go at making your own umeshu, have a look at Just Hungry's Umeshu recipe and Umeboshi recipe. And you will also love Jollygoo's Homemade recipe.
Jollygoo also recommends this fantastic review from Blue Lotus.

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Image thanks to Just Hungry


かんぱい
Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

15 comments:

  1. umeshu soda is totally one of my fav drinks, yet i had no idea you could d.i.y! thanks for the links - i now have a weekend project! so awesome!

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  2. eee~! oishiisou!
    i want to eat the plums!!
    its my favourite part! like the olives in dirty martinis...yuuuuummmy~

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  3. umeshu yay! :)
    i love umeshu on the rocks best.
    but in winter i do "oyu wari" with hot water, it makes you so nice and warm have you ever tried?
    next time you come to japan, do try brandy umeshu it's sugoi sugooooi oishi yo!

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  4. aw, you have such a lovely blog (:

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  5. Japanese packaging is the most lovely packaging. Your posts are so so so sweet!\

    Nikki

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  6. Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog at jollygoo! You have a great blog. Can never see too many of those lovely japanese wrappings!

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  7. I've never tried it before, but I'm curious! I'll try it someday! not sure how to get it though :P



    *loves*

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  8. I love umeshu! You can buy it in 7-11 here in Taipei. I mix it with a bit of Perrier.
    I love your blog by the way! It's so gorgeous and it looks like you share my deep love of Japanese zakka magazines.
    -therenegadebean.com

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  9. oh i gotta try this one! hey guess what, just really random question since we're talking about food; i had a dream last time that i was eating some kind of japanese nutella, but instead of hazelnut, it has green tea flavour with its awesome green colour like a green tea ice cream! do you know if such thing exists? it just sounds so real and if there is any i have to get it!!

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  10. Hi Beci! ha ha my pleasure treasure! Hope you had fun making it! xxx By the way LOVE your house in Inside Out you clever poppet! I want to put it on Hello Sandwich too!

    Hello Aron-san! Oishiiiiiii desu ne!!!!!! haha you are so cute to eat the plums! yum!

    Hello Hiki-san! Oh I really want to try that with hot water! Also your mums brandy ume-shu!!!! nomitai! I will have to try the hot one in Tokyo next holiday!

    Hi Sofie, thank you so much! So sweet of you!

    Hi Sophie! Thank you lovely! So kind of you to say so!

    Hello Brokenmolar...Thank you for your cheery comment! I LOVE Japanese packaging too!

    Hi Ulrika! Oh I LOVE your blog so so much! It's beautiful! I am flattered that you have visited Hello Sandwich! xxx

    Hi Toothfairy notes! Oh yes you should try it! Its available from a lot of Alcohol shops or asian supermarkets. Good luck and enjoy!

    Hi Riyo! thank you for your comment! I have only tried handmade umeshu once but I would really like to drink it again!

    Hello Catherine! Oh I also went to Taipei last year and saw it! haha! Thanks so much for your comment and kind words about Hello Sandwich!

    Hi Laura, how are you? Yes try it! It's delicious! hmmmm that is a very good question! I think we need to ask Pretty Pretty Yum Yum blog about that one! she is the expert! Leave it with me!
    (>_<)

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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  11. I love umeshu too ... I had some a few weeks ago: long hot day in kyoto, restful excellent isakaya dinner ... the drink topped off the day.

    (shivers)

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    also, if you like my blog and want to put up a link to it that is perfectly find too...much love! <3
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  13. i am just reading the "back issues" of your blog. i love it! and what kind of yellow radio is this in the first picture in the background?

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