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It’s almost that time of year again. Along with shamrocks and leprechauns aplenty, you’ll find people decked in green (who will probably pinch you for wearing any other color of the rainbow). These same people will try speaking to you in a fake Gaelic accent, shouting, “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!” and “Kiss me, I’m Irish,” even if they don’t have an Irish bone in their body. That’s right – St. Patrick’s Day is just about here.

Whether you typically love donning the green top hat and getting into the spirit of St. Paddy’s Day or you feel no desire to celebrate the day whatsoever, you’ve gotta eat. Sure, you can dig into some corned beef and cabbage like everyone else, but why not do something a little different this year? Break away from tradition and try some delicious food and drink that are worth more than a pot of gold at BaiKu:

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March 9, 2018
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Attention, all Asian cuisine fans: Tuesday, February 6 is National Chopsticks Day! While some people may find it odd to use sticks to help us eat, these utensils have been around for centuries, long before the fork was invented. Perhaps you might feel intimidated when you see a pair of wooden or porcelain sticks at your favorite Japanese eatery and reach for the fork instead.

Put that fork down! Chopsticks aren’t as tough to use as you might think. In fact, with a little bit of practice and by using the proper techniques, you can easily master this culinary art.

Here are 9 tips to help you become a chopsticks master!

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February 2, 2018
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It’s a whole new year, and you know what that means. It’s time to take stock of your life, refocus on what’s important, and do what you can to have a fantastic, fulfilling year. If one of your goals is to eat healthier food, then you should definitely add fish to your weekly menu. Chockfull of protein, vitamin D, and tons of omega-3 fatty acids, fish is vital for a healthy, functioning body and brain and is one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

Here are 8 reasons why you should resolve to eat more fish in 2018 and beyond:

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January 17, 2018
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Nothing gets our mouths watering more than a delicious roll (or two!) of sushi. With fresh, delicate cuts of the finest seafood and vegetables rolled up within perfect balls of rice, sushi is surely a gift from the heavens. But where did it come from? How did the combination of rice and seafood ever come to be? And for goodness’ sake, what exactly is sashimi?

We have all the answers to these questions and more! Check out these 7 fun facts about sushi (and a couple of cool Japanese dining pro-tips) below!

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December 8, 2017
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At BaiKu Sushi Lounge, we like to think we know quite a bit about sake. But we have to bow down to our Sake Master, Monica Samuels. She’s an absolute boss at all things sake, and we’re proud to have her on our team!

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November 21, 2017
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Halloween is just around the corner! You’re probably busy perfecting your costume, decorating your home, or getting all those treats ready for the many trick-or-treaters who will be visiting your home this year. Of course, all of that preparing can leave you feeling pretty hungry!

If you want to scare up some frighteningly good food to enjoy this Halloween, check out our 6 spooky-sounding (but delicious!) sushi rolls:

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October 23, 2017
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BaiKu PatioIt’s finally October and for St. Louisans, it means going outside, enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family, and taking in all the vibrant colors and cool weather that the season brings us. Why not bring your autumn-inspired adventures to Baiku’s patio?

Cozy and inviting, our patio is tucked away in bustling Midtown St. Louis, giving you the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy some specialty rolls and cocktails with your closest friends. Join us for lunch and soak up the sunshine from Wednesday through Friday, or venture out in the evening and keep warm by our fireplace as you savor your favorite dish.

Whether you’re dining on delicious sushi solo, splitting a specialty roll or two on a date, enjoying Happy Hour drinks with your friends, or sipping on our finest tea, Baiku’s patio is the premier place in St. Louis to delight in everything autumn has to offer. Don’t miss out this fall – join us today before patio season is over!

October 3, 2017
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BaiKu Sushi Lounge is well-known for serving up beautiful, freshly-made sushi in St. Louis, but who’s the talented genius behind the counter? Say hello to Kenji, our incredibly talented sushi chef!

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September 13, 2017
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Here at BaiKu Sushi Lounge, we are changing the experience in the St Louis sushi scene. Due to a more intimate location, we are able to focus on the quality of the food and the experience with our service staff able engage with our customers.  Our DJs and live music on weekends, adds that next-level experience to every individual experience, providing many layers of why people would want to come to BaiKu Sushi Lounge.  The concepts and styles here provide a different atmosphere for St. Louis, and so there is an interested group of people who appreciate the intimate details and design within the our location, menu, and experience.The term “baiku” means motorcycle in Japanese.  It’s a full-circle definition, bringing us back to our unique location. We are located in the Mid-Town Moto Complex with Triumph Grill, Moto Europa, and the Moto Museum.

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 Trying Sake for the First Time?

So you want to try sake, but you’re not quite sure where to begin? You’re not alone. The Japanese have been making sake for thousands of years, but its intricacies still remain mysterious to most Americans. At BaiKu Sushi Lounge, we look forward to bridging that gap, and introducing you to this delicious beverage!

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