Sushi + Sake: Perfectly Paired |

Sushi and Sake: Perfectly Paired

Feb 1st, 2016 Sushi Liren Baker

This post is the second in a two part series, where I explore the art of teppanyaki and sushi and sake pairings at Benihana. There are two things that I love about living in this part of the world, or perhaps more specifically, two things I have learned to appreciate more since moving to the west coast. One is – and I’m sure this comes…

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The Art of Teppanyaki

Nov 2nd, 2015 Teppanyaki Liren Baker

The last time I found myself sitting around the table at Benihana , I marveled at the smoking hot grill. The teppanyaki chef greeted us solemnly before his sense of humor broke through with each stroke of the knife and flick of the wrist, the shrimp tails flying through the air, to be deftly caught at the very last second. You couldn’t help but clap…