If you have been consuming and experimenting with sake for a while then you have on more than one occasion asked yourself whether or not a bottle of sake has gone bad. Here we will show you how to tell and more importantly, how to maximize shelf life by storing it correctly. How to tell if sake has gone bad? This is a tricky question […]
The taste of sake can be best described as complex, especially when dealing with the more premium brands. In many cases, such complexities can only be attributed to a brewing process that has been perfected over the span of many generations. In this article, we will take a closer look at how sake is made, but before we get into that, we will first uncover […]
According to Shintoism, the national religion of Japan, sake is a sacred drink gifted to us from the gods and should, therefore, be prepared, served and consumed as per tradition. Downing sake shot glasses at your nearest cheap sushi restaurant is the wrong way to go about things and so is drinking it out of a wine glass. So let us not anger the gods […]
Just like all things in Japan, there is a certain way of doing things, and drinking sake is no exception. Sure you could take large gulps straight out the bottle as I do late at night when no one is watching, but then you run the risk of being labeled an uncultured savage by the good people of Japan. Fortunately, they invented Japanese sake sets. […]
Want to know how to heat up sake at home? We’ll show you how! So you got yourself a bottle of sake and you just found out that you need to heat it. We will show you four different ways of warming your brew to perfection and even show you how to keep it warm. About warm sake Premium sake, most of which are preferably […]
So you find yourself in Japan and would like to become more familiarized with sake. Problem is, with so many thousands of brands available, where do you start? We take out the guesswork by presenting you with a list of the best sake tasting tours in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Sake tasting tours in Tokyo Sake tasting in Tokyo could not be easier. A city […]
Can’t tell a junmai apart from a honjozo? Don’t worry! We got you covered. Being able to tell the difference between various types of sake and knowing how they differ from one another can seem like rocket science to the inundated. But not to worry because after reading this, you will be able to impress your family and friends by sounding like a bona fide […]
Tokyo’s food culture is legendary and even surpasses Paris. But it’s hard to know where to begin with a city of such enormous magnitude. Which is why we composed this list of recommended Tokyo food tours so that you can easily enjoy the best culinary..
Kyoto is just as famous for its food as it is for geisha’s, temples and shrines. And what better way is there to experience the ancient capital by partaking in a locally held cooking lesson? Below we have listed 5 of the best cooking classes in Kyoto for you to enjoy.
The art of making sushi takes years to master. The basics doesn’t require such a demanding level of commitment because there are a number of one day sushi making classes held in Tokyo. They will teach you the basics so that you can impress family..