Monday, June 8, 2009

Sake


This is a photograph of Sake offerings made to Meiji Shrine.

I've posted this because Jaden has done a great post on Sake in her blog. It's pretty useful information for anyone, but even more if you live in North America because she talks about brands you can purchase there.

My favorite has always been Mizubasho. Just as she's mentioned, quality Sake is always consumed cold. It's cheap Sake that's warmed and nice to drink in cold weather - like what you do with mulled wine. Nobody in their right mind would make mulled wine with vintage Chateau Haut-Brion if you know what I mean.

10 comments:

Natashya said...

I serve saki when I make maki at home, but I have to admit I don't know much about it.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Natashya: So long as you're happy with your Sake it's all good!

Chow and Chatter said...

love Sake and esp when its warm

Trish said...

Very very interesting...thanks for the links!

taste traveller said...

I kinda grazed over Jaden's link before you referd to it. It is so full of info - thanks for pointing it out! I left you an award on my blog Enjoy! :-)

Lori said...

I just bought some saki. Where were you a couple weeks ago? Just kidding. If I do not like it I will ask you next time. I did have a taste of it at a wine tasting. I had it cold. I liked it. Cant wait to try the one I bought. I will look and see which one it is. Thanks!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Chow & Chatter: Warm Sake is lovely in cold weather. :)

Trish: Jaden's post was interesting for me too because I didn't realize they were importing so much of this to the US.

Taste Traveller: I'm being a bit squeamish about posting my personal attributes, please give me time. :p

Lori: If you don't like the taste in terms of drinking it - you can use it for cooking. ;)

Elra said...

Shyly to admit that I never drank Sake, I use it to make teriyaki. Perhaps it is a good idea that I try to taste it. Thanks for the useful info.

Marta said...

Guess what?!?!?!
I'm going to JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!
I'm SOOOOOOO thrilled!!!! I can't wait to get there and take it all in. I'll be there 3 weeks starting the last week of August! I'll probably be emailing you to ask you for tips and suggestions, since you're only one of 2 Japanese people I know!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Elra: I mostly use it for cooking too. :)

Marta: Please feel free to ask me anything. Which parts will you be visiting?