SUMO STEW Brooklyn @ Arrogant Swine 07/17/18

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Arrogant Swine

173 Morgan Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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#SUMOSTEW is back and bigger than ever with this summer spectacular!

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 ***


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 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, michael@harlanturk.com, 646.808.4159

Harry Rosenblum, harry@thebrooklynkitchen.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

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