What are some common sake-food pairings?

Which kind of sake goes best with the various kinds of Japanese cuisine? Here’s a pairing guide to help you decide!

Sake and Food Pairing Guide!

? Which kind of sake goes best with the various kinds of Japanese cuisine? Here's a pairing guide to help you decide!

Makoto-Ya Singaporeさんの投稿 2017年8月30日水曜日

 

Junmai Ginjyo

  • The acidic and dry finish of Junmai Ginjyo sake balances the textures of sashimi well, especially for fatty fish such as salmon and tuna

Honjyozo

  • The light and smooth finish of Honjyozo sake pairs very well with all types of Japanese cuisine, especially dishes with strong, lingering tastes

Junmai Daiginjyo

  • The premium Junmai Daiginjyo sake has an ultra-light taste, and pairs very well with food with a clean aftertaste such as tempura

Nigori

  • Nigori sake is round and mellow, and its full-bodied taste pairs well with food that emphasises umami, such as yakitori skewers

Junmai

  • The rich, full-bodied Junmai sake pairs well with sushi, emphasising the rich flavours of both the fish and the fragrance of rice

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