We get this question a lot at the restaurant. Patrons see a bottle on someone else’s table and their curiosity is peeked. It comes in attractive bottles and it’s a type of alcohol so people tend to be happy when their drinking it.
Sake, also sometimes spelled sake, is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. Often Sake is mistaken for wine because of its appearance and alcoholic content however, it is made more similarly to beer.
Sake is light in color and non-carbonated. It has a sweet flavor and contains about 18% alcohol. Sake is typically paired with foods that are not overall rich or spicy which makes sushi a great accompaniment.
If you’re new to Sake, ask your waiter what type of sake they recommend and some good food choices to go with it. It’s a great way to break from your usual norm and try something new and fun.