SUMO STEW will be back soon!
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.
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 Shack, momosushishack.com
- Seaweed Salad with Ikura and Fried Potato from Juku,jukunyc.com
- Hiyashi Chukka (cold ramen) from O Ya, http://o-ya.restaurant/o-ya-nyc
- Mochi Ice Cream from Mochidoki, mochidoki.com
Nikka Whisky cocktail by Natasha Bermudez of Llama Inn, nikka.com, llamainnnyc.com
Kimino Drinks, yuzu soda, kiminodrinks.com
Mizu Shochu, mizushochu.com
A selection of Sake from Jamie Graves of Skurnik Wines, skurnik.com, and Chizuko Niikawa-Helton of Sake Discoveries, sakediscoveries.com.
Japanese tea from Ito En, itoen.com
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 Kaede, kaedenyc.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 email@example.com.
NYrture New York Natto, nyrture.com
Bokksu, premium Japanese snack subscription box, bokksu.com
Tickets and information:
(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
Michael Harlan Turkell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646.808.4159
Harry Rosenblum, email@example.com, 718.389.2982
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:
Birds & Bubbles / City Grit
En Japanese Brasserie
Salt + Charcoal
The Brooklyn Star
The Crimson Sparrow
Yakitori by Neal
San Francisco, CA:
Liholiho Yacht Club
Robin (née The Starling)
State Bird Provisions
Kaz Sushi Bistro
The Red Hen
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
Magnolia Brewery Company
Right Proper Brewery
Domaine Select Wine & Spirits
Sequoia Sake Company
Ippodo Tea Co.
Francis Any of Pinoy Heritage
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
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