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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Umeshu...whoo hoo!

My favorite drink in Japan is umeshu, which is sweet plum wine. Tonight my Japanese teacher, Keiko, showed me how to make it.
Here's how it's done:
First, get some unripe plums, shochu, special umeshu sugar (I forgot the name), and a umeshu jar.

Then, wipe off the plums and remove the little black thing from the top:
Put some plums in the jar:
Add some sugar:
Pour in the shochu:
Seal it up tight:
And wait. For three months:


ETV said...

Ha! Have fun waiting for that...I'll just stick to buying my wine in the store. I missed the Wine Walk and the Martini March this year. I just couldn't bring myself to chug down those martinis without my favorite marching buddy. :(

Mike Yoder said...

Haha. You have a while to wait for that umeshu. Question. Would we maybe be able to meet up/hangout with you on the weekend of July 25-27? We have a day off on that Monday so Keiko thought that might work out best...Lemme know! Bye. Also, where are some places that we should definitely visit while we are here?
Thanks, Mike