Shochu & Thai w/ Chef Tina Termsomket| Feb. 24, 2021

DateGuest SpeakersTimeRegistration
WED 02/24w/ Tina Termsomket, Toshio Ueno5pm PT | 8pm ETCLICK Here

Let’s talk shochu, awamori, and Thai food with award-winning chef, filmmaker, and sake sommelier Tina Termsomket! Tina is the owner of and project head of multiple restaurants and wines: Must be Thai, Pineapple Thai, Share Wine, and Songkran Wine. Together with Toshio Ueno, Tina will share her journey with shochu and why she thinks it pairs well with Thai cuisine. We will be featuring Shimauta (Awamori) and Kawabe (Rice Shochu).

Pineapple Fried Rice w/ Shrimp

2 servings

(Demonstration and full recipe instruction will be given during event) 

1. Coconut oil or canola oil 1 tbsp

2. Whole medium shrimp (shelled+deveined) 1.5 cups

3. Chopped fresh pineapple 1.5 cups

4. Golden raisins 1/2 cup

5. Pea and carrots (optional) 1/2 cup

6. Chopped garlic 1/2 tbsp

7. Chopped white onion 1 tbsl

8. Chopped green onions 1/2 tbsp

9. Curry powder (optional) 1 tsp

10. Raw, unsalted cashews 1/2 cup

11. Cooked and chilled overnight regular or brown rice (long-grain jasmine rice) 4 cups

12. Salt or fish sauce to taste 1 tsp (fish sauce 1 tbsp)

Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup)

2 servings 

(Demonstration and full recipe instruction will be given during event)

1. Sliced to bite-sized chicken meat (white or dark) 1.5 cups

2. White or oyster mushrooms 1 cup

3. Chicken stock 1.5 cup

4. Coconut milk (can or box) 1 3/4 cups (regular Chaokoh brand 400 ml)

5. Lemongrass 1/3 cup, Galangal 1/3 cup, Kaffir lime leaves (Bai makrut) 3-4 leaves

6. Red and green Thai chilies for garnish and extra heat (optional) 2-3 or personal heat preference 😉

7. Lime juice 3 tbsp

Chef Tina’s pairings will be Pineapple Fried Rice w/ Shrimp and Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup).

*** MM Sake is currently offering 15% off their shochu/awamori! ***
Taste with us or try out something new using the discount code: JCS15 

We will celebrate February, AKA Shochu Month, with special cocktails, food pairings, webinars, and guests! Please be sure to follow Sake School of America on our website, Instagram, and Facebook for updates on upcoming events.

About Our Guests

Tina Termsomket | Owner and Project Head @ Must be Thai, Pineapple Thai, Share Wine, and Songkran Wine

Tina Termsomket is an award-winning chef, filmmaker, and Kikesake-shi (International Sake Sommelier), who shares her passion across multiple platforms. She is a Sake School of America alum. Tina is currently producing her sake documentary, “Ginjo: A Sake Journey” for film festivals while conducting zoom cooking classes for her audience of Thai food enthusiasts during the lockdown. Her sparkling wine project from Sonoma, “Songkran” and Portuguese wine “SHARE” are served at her two restaurant endeavors, Pineapple Thai and Must be Thai, in Silicon Valley. Tina is based in Southern California.

Host, Toshio Ueno | Vice President & Co-Founder @ Sake School of America

Certified Master Sake & Shochu Sommelier, Certified Sake Educator. Born in Japan where his family has grown Japanese wine grape, Koshu, for generations, Toshio grew up helping the business from a young age. Following his college education in the US and employment at an international trading company in Tokyo, Toshio joined Chateraise, a pastry and wine company as Director of Sales. There, he was put in charge of overseeing the personal wine collection of the company’s president, which intrigued him to enter the world of wine stewardship and research.

Toshio joined Mutual Trading Company in 2002, where he is Director of Sake Specialist Division in marketing Japanese foods, Jizake, and Shochu to the mainstream American trade. With his passion and expertise in Jizake, Shochu, and Wine, Toshio aims to further promote Japanese food and Sake cultures to new, international audiences.

Toshio Ueno was awarded the prestigious title of Sake Samurai in 2016 and Awamori Jinbner in 2020. He is the only one in the world to hold a Master of Sake, Master Sake Sommelier, and a WSET Sake Educator diploma.  Since 2010, Toshio has been the Vice President & Executive Instructor at Sake School of America and continues to judge some of the top wine and spirits competitions in the U.S. and internationally.