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Chef Brock’s 5-Spice Ginger Cranberries


Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And we’re sure you are thinking about what you’ll be preparing for this year’s feast. At Yamashiro we always like to take the traditional and add a little “spice” to it. With that in mind, we’d like to share with you Chef Brock’s very own recipe for 5-Spice Candied Ginger Cranberries – a unique spin on the traditional Thanksgiving cranberry dish.


2 C Fresh Cranberries
1 TB Fresh Ginger – minced
3 TB Crystal Ginger – chopped
1 Tsp Curry Powder
½ Tsp 5-spice
1 ½ c Sugar
2 C Red Wine


1. Cook cranberries and fresh ginger with a little vegetable oil until cranberries begin to burst.
2. Add wine and sugar – reduce.
3. Add the rest of ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

This year consider foregoing the same old can of cranberries and opt to add a little spice to your Thanksgiving dinner!

November 21st, 2014 No Comments

Seikyo Namazake: Rare Seasonal Sake at Yamashiro

Seikyo Namazake

We’re excited to announce that Yamashiro is now serving Seikyo Namazake. This is a rare seasonal sake that typically does not make it to the United States very often. In fact, only 50 cases of this fine Japanese beverage were sent to the US.

Seikyo Namazake is a sake of the highest quality that is produced by Nakao Brewery in Takehara, Japan. Nakao uses Omachi rice, which was discovered over 150 years ago and is one of the oldest existing sake rices. The sake through a fermentation and a brewing process that shares more similarities to that of beer than wine.

The result is a sake that has a rich and soft taste with crisp notes of ripe watermelon, mango, and citrus in the finish. You will notice it tastes much more bright, rich and fruity than your typical sake. We encourage you to come try Seikyo Namazake for yourself before this rare gem runs out!

November 14th, 2014 No Comments

Yamashiro Hosts Big Hero 6 After Party

big hero 6 after party at yamashiro

As those familiar with Yamashiro’s history are well aware, Hollywood’s film industry has always had strong ties to the property dating back to Hollwood’s Golden Age. Those ties remain strong to this day, as evident by the After Party that was recently held at the restaurant to celebrate the premiere of Disney’s latest animated film, Big Hero 6.

big hero 6 selfie station

The cast, crew and celebrity guests enjoyed the premiere showing of the film at the El Capitan Theatre and then made their way up the hill to celebrate and feast on sushi and assorted sweets at Yamashiro for the official After Party. The night featured appearances from the stars of Big Hero 6 and included “selfie stations” where guests could have their picture taken with Hiro and Baymax, two main characters from the film.

It was the type of star studded evening that Yamashiro has been a part of so many times over its 100 year history and we were thrilled to play host to yet another one.

If you would like to book your private event at Yamashiro please contact John Bergano at johnb@yamashirohollywood.com.

November 7th, 2014 No Comments