Sake (JDT Recommends)

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Japanese Alcohol

Japanese Alcohol

Sake, now well known to the world like sushi, is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. In the Japanese language Sake means all alcoholic beverage but in English it means Nihonshu, Japanese liquor.

Sake is sometimes referred to rice wine. Not like wine alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in fruits. The origin of Sake is unknown. Sake is mentioned several times in Kojiki, Japan’s first written history book, which was compiled in 712 A.D..

After Meiji era Western products have been introduced to Japan consumption of Sake has been declining specially among young generation wine and beer are more preferable, ironically people living in other countries are having more Sake recently.

Enjoying a Glass

Enjoying a Glass

There are many ways to enjoy sake, the most common being either hot or cold. Depending on the season or celebration, a cold glass of sake is shared among friends and family, or a warm cup on the New Years. However you choose to enjoy sake, the flavors of the drink is usually served with a dish that matches.

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