SUMO STEW will be back soon!

 www.sumostew.com

 

  *Sumo painting by Taisan Tanaka,  shogakboz.jp

*Sumo painting by Taisan Tanaka, shogakboz.jp

Our most recent event ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 6-9PM @ Arrogant Swine (173 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206)

Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell(harlanturk.com) returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen(thebrooklynkitchen.com), a center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the “sumo stew” wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. The hearty broth is loaded with fortifying protein and vegetables. This, paired with the live streamed bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, bringing hungry first time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.

 

FOOD:

This round of SUMO STEW will feature a North Carolina BBQ-style Whole Hog chankonabe in collaboration with Tyson Ho of Arrogant Swine, arrogantswine.com.

 

Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs, including (subject to change):

  • Spicy Beef Shank & Yuba Salad from Junzi, junzi.kitchen
  • Mushroom & Pickled Plum Onigiri (rice balls) from Momo Sushi Shackmomosushishack.com
  • Seaweed Salad with Ikura and Fried Potato from Juku,jukunyc.com
  • Hiyashi Chukka (cold ramen) from O Yahttp://o-ya.restaurant/o-ya-nyc

 

DESSERT:

  • Mochi Ice Cream from Mochidoki, mochidoki.com

 

DRINKS:

Nikka Whisky cocktail by Natasha Bermudez of Llama Innnikka.com, llamainnnyc.com

Kimino Drinks, yuzu soda, kiminodrinks.com

Mizu Shochumizushochu.com

A selection of Sake from Jamie Graves of Skurnik Wines, skurnik.com, and Chizuko Niikawa-Helton of Sake Discoveriessakediscoveries.com.

Japanese tea from Ito En, itoen.com

 

VENDORS:

Wuhao tenugui (Japanese-style multi-purpose cloths), wuhaonyc.com

Japanese ink painting performance by Taisan Tanaka, shogakaboz.jp

Handmade Cutlery by Kikuichi, kikuichi.net

Kimono and yukata rentals and sales from Kaedekaedenyc.com ***

***SUMO STEW SPECIAL!

Kaede NYC will offer a $30 for rental and dressing special for those that want to wear a YUKATA to the event. If they would like to wear a different type of KIMINO for the event, other than yukata, they will offer 25% off our rental prices. All rental requests must be submitted before #SUMOSTEW (Tuesday 7/17) so they can bring enough on the day. Please contact them at info@kaedenyc.com.

NYrture New York Nattonyrture.com

Bokksu, premium Japanese snack subscription box, bokksu.com

 

Tickets and information:

www.sumostew.com

(Must be 21+ to attend) (No refunds on tickets canceled 72 hours before the event)

*The $60 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, and 2 drink tickets to be used for sake, shochu, or a whisky cocktail – and round after round of sumo. Beer and additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

 

**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society. japansociety.org

 

CONTACTS:

Michael Harlan Turkell, michael@harlanturk.com, 646.808.4159

Harry Rosenblum, harry@thebrooklynkitchen.com, 718.389.2982

 

ARIGATOGOZAIMASHITA:

Sun Noodle, ramen, sunnoodle.com

D’Artagnan, pork, dartagnan.com

Happy Valley Meat Co., beef, happyvalleymeat.com

Hodo, *yuba, tofu, hodofoods.com

The Japanese Pantry, artisan Japanese pantry ingredients,thejapanesepantry.com

Kayanoya, dashi, usa.kayanoya.com

Smallhold, mushrooms, www.smallhold.com

Regalis, ikura, regalisfoods.com

Breville, Control Freak induction burners, brevilleusa.com

 

*Yuba: A Kyoto delicacy, fresh yuba is rare even in Asia. Nutty, sweet and with a distinctive bite that is firm yet chewy, yuba is the thin veil that forms on the surface of heated soymilk as the cream and protein rise to the surface. Sometimes known as tofu skin, these greatly prized sheets are harvested by hand, and Hodo is the only organic, fresh yuba maker in the United States.

 

***SUMO logo by Taisan Tanaka, shogakaboz.jp

 

 

 

Past SUMO STEW participants

 

New York City:

Allswell

Azasu

Birds & Bubbles / City Grit

Bessou

En Japanese Brasserie

Ganso Yaki

Hakata Tonton

Hibino

Ivan Ramen

Karasu

Kuma Inn

Moku Moku

Okonomi

Ramen Burger

Salt + Charcoal

Samurai Papa

Shalom Japan

Sobaya

The Brooklyn Star

The Crimson Sparrow

The Finch

Uma Temakeria

Village Yokocho

Yakitori by Neal

Zenkichi

 

San Francisco, CA:

Asian Box

Jardiniére

Liholiho Yacht Club

Motze

Nomica

Onsen

Pabu Izakaya

Rintaro

Robin (née The Starling)

SQPR

State Bird Provisions

 

Washington, DC:

Hazel

Kaz Sushi Bistro

Keepwell Vinegar

The Red Hen

Toki Underground

Zentan

 

Nikka Whisky cocktails:

Jeff Bell from PDT, Please Don’t Tell

Jesse Selvagn, Bar Otsukare

Kevin Diedrich, Pacific Cocktail Haven

Masa Urishido, Saxon + Parole

Scott Baird, Trick Dog

 

Beer:

Asahi

Brooklyn Brewery

Magnolia Brewery Company

Right Proper Brewery

 

Sake:

Brooklyn Kura

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits

Kuramoto US

Ozeki

Sake Discoveries

Sake Journeys

Sake Tengoku

Sakeman

Sequoia Sake Company

Vine Connections

 

Tea:

Kettl

Ippodo Tea Co.

Ito En

Tea Dealers

 

Dessert:

Francis Any of Pinoy Heritage

Patisserie Tomoko

Buttercream Bakeshop

 

Vendors:

Kaede, kimono, yukata

Nama Ya, ceramics by Yuko Sato

Sennari Vinegar, with Nancy Singleton Hachisu

The Japanese Pantry, spices and sauces 

Wuhao NYC, tenugui, traditional Japanese cotton cloths

Yamaki Jozo Soy Sauce

 

Sponsors:

18 Reasons, kitchen space, volunteers

Breville, Control Freak induction burners

Bi-Rite Market, produce

Happy Valley Meat Co., beef

Hodo Soy, tofu, yuba

Island Creek Oyster Bar, oysters

Pocky, biscuit snacks 

Regalis Foods, ikura (fish roe)

Sun Noodle, ramen