Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shochu line-up.

One of my English students works at a shochu factory. So now I can get cheap shochu. This is the most alcohol I've had in one place at one time, ever. These are the big 1800 ml bottles, which are just under half a gallon (0.47 gallons) each, and retail at 2000 yen ($24 a bottle). So, close to 3 gallons worth (average about 50 proof). If I restrain myself, I might be able to make it last until Friday...

The little bottle is a special grade of soy sauce. Soy sauce is prepared in a similar manner as sake, and this one was packaged along with one of the shochu bottles. Kyushu residents like foods sweeter than they do in Tokyo or Osaka, so this is a fairly sweet style of soy sauce.

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