It’s as delicious as it gets to go to a Japanese restaurant and order a variety sushi rolls. It doesn’t get much better than that! For those who enjoy a well-crafted alcoholic beverage with their meal, the answer to your question is simple: sake.
Sake is a Japanese beverage that is made from fermenting rice. It is made up of rice, water and yeast. Sake is often mistakenly called wine. However, it tastes and brews differently to wine. It has a higher alcohol level than beer and wine. Sake is available in many Japanese restaurants, including our Sushi Inc..
We are known for having the best sushi in St. Petersburg, according to the Best of St. Petersburg. However, we also offer a premium sake menu that includes a variety of sakes. We would like to give you some information about the Japanese national drink in order to help you prepare for your next Japanese restaurant trip.
How is Sake Made?
Sake is made from milled rice. Rice milling removes fats, proteins and other elements that can impede fermentation and alter the taste. The strength and quality of sake is determined by how much rice has been milled. This refers to how much of each grain’s outer portion has been removed.
What Types of ?
Futsu and Tokutei are the two main types of sake. Futsu is the most popular type of sake. It is very similar to table wine. Tokutei, on the other hand, is a premium sake which is distinguished by the additional brewer’s liquor. There are many types of sake. Here are some of the most well-known:
Gingo – This variety of sake is labor-intensive and requires lower temperatures and a longer fermentation time. It has delicate, sweet and complex tastes.
Daiginjo This type of sake was traditionally made with smaller batches and following traditional brewing techniques. It’s well-suited for pairing with tempuras and sashimi because of its rich flavor.
Honjozo is a type of sake that has been distilled ethyl Alcohol, also known as brewer’s alcohol. Experts recommend pairing it with Japanese ramen or sweet and complex flavors.
Junamai – Translated junmai means pure rice sake. This translation might lead you to believe that rice, water, and koji are the only ingredients in this type of saki. It has a more acidic, full-bodied and explosive flavor and can be used with many Japanese foods including sushi and other fatty meats.
Remember that not all sakes are the best. It is similar to wine in this respect. The best tastes the best to you.
How do I drink sake?
This is the short answer: Sake is not a shot! It is not meant to be taken as such. It’s meant to be enjoyed and sipped. Enjoy a glass, take a few sips, and let the flavors linger in your mouth.
It can be hot, cold, chilled or both. It all depends on the season and the quality of the drink. Traditionally, it is served in a porcelain flask called a tokkuri and then poured into small porcelain cups known as sakazuki. It can be enjoyed with spicy food and other dishes that create interesting contrasts.
Where can I get Sake?
Many sakes cannot be imported or distributed in the United States due to a high tax. However, you can still find delicious sake in most grocery and liquor stores across the country as well as in Japanese restaurants.
You can find a great selection of sake in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg’s Sushi Inc. is the best sushi bar. You can enhance your sushi or Japanese food with hot or cold sake, which will give you a greater appreciation for the beauty and simplicity of Japanese cuisine.
This post was written by a professional at Suhi Inc. Sushi Inc opened in late 2013, and is a vibrant Japanese restaurant in St Petersburg Fl. It offers live music, traditional hand-rolled sushi and a friendly atmosphere. Residents love our award-winning, fresh and creative Sushi rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. With a larger selection of tempura, non-Sushi, and teriyaki options, we can accommodate every taste.