Type: AppetizerFood: CheeseExamples: Mozzarella, Cream cheese, Camembert, Gouda, Comte, Stilton
Looking for alternatives of Japanese appetizers? Try some cheese with sake! The world of cheese is so wide in terms of textures and tastes, enabling hundreds of pairings.
Type: MeatFood: Fried ChickenExamples: Crispy fried chicken
Beer seems like the best pairing here, but you can also matched with sake...Matched with type: Junmai Daiginjo, Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo, Ginjo.Matched with style: Sake, Sparkling
Type: MeatFood: SkewerExamples: Skewer (Yakitori)
Marinade in a savory sweet sauce, these Japanese-style grilled skewered are hard to resist!Matched with type: Junmai Ginjo, Ginjo, Tokubetsu Junmai, Tokubetsu Honjozo, Junmai, Honjozo
Type: MeatFood: Steak / YakinikuExamples: Rib-eye steak, Wagyu steak
Kimoto or yamahai junmaishu with strong backbone compliment rich-flavoured steak and yakiniku. Or, you may also choose a crisp sake and let the acidity refresh your palate.Matched with type: Junmai Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo, Tokubetsu Junmai, Junmai
Type: SeafoodFood: SashimiExamples: Tai, Hamachi / Buri, Tuna
Crisp and refreshing sake brings out the umami of light-flavoured sashimi without overwhelming it. Fruity sake with more weight compliment creamy sashimi.Matched with type: Junmai Daiginjo, Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo, GinjoMatched with Style: Sake, Namazake
Type: SeafoodFood: CrabExamples: Etsuzen crab, Taraba crab
The light sweetness and delicate texture of crab meat goes well with fruity and elegant sake. Pairing sake and crab from the same prefecture is also a good idea.Matched with type: Junmai Daiginjo, Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo, Ginjo.Matched with Style: Sake, Namazake
Type: SeafoodFood: Raw OsyterExamples: Hiroshima oyster, Fukuoka Buzen oyster, Gillardeau, Fine de Claire, Tasmania
Sake never overpowers an oyster like a sharp tight white wine does.Matched with type: Junmai Daiginjo, Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo, Ginjo, JunmaiMatched with Style: Sake, Namazake
Type: DessertFood: Ice-creamExamples: Vanilla ice-cream
Any other crazier idea than pairing ice-cream with sake? Try topping vanilla ice-cream with sweet sake!
Type: Main dishesFood: SobaExamples: Soba
Drinking warm sake with soba is in fact a traditional habit in Japan. Try a classic pairing and experience this authentic culture.Matched with type: Tokubetsu Honjozo, Tokubetsu Junmai, Honjozo, Junmai, Futsushu
Type: Main dishesFood: Hot PotExamples: Hot Pot with vegetable, seafood, and meat.
Hot pot usually comes to a mixture of food - vegetable, seafood, meat etc. Pick a sparkling or a versatile sake may be a good idea.
Wanna something special? Try nigorizake.Match with style: Sparkling, Nigorizake
Type: OtherFood: A Night CapExamples: Straight up
Sometimes we just want a glass without any food. A low-temperature aged sake with well-integrated mellowness may be your favorite.