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The Role of Sake Around the Globe

Although it’s still quite new to people in many countries, the presence of sake around the world is expanding. Let’s explore the rich culture and meaningful traditions surrounding sake. Where Is Sake From? Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from purified water and fermented rice. Although each variety has its own unique flavor profile, […]

Seasonal Guide for Food Pairings Throughout the Year

Sake is low in acidity and free of tannins, opening it up to a range of food pairing avenues. Sake pairs well with many dishes, but considering your dish’s flavors and aromas can guide you in selecting the ideal variety for your meal. Discover some of the best seasonal food pairings with sake. The Importance […]

Foods to Pair With Sake

Foods to Pair With Sake

Sake, an alcoholic beverage made from polished and fermented rice, has been a central piece of the Japanese culinary tradition for centuries. It has a smooth mouthfeel and clean, sweet taste you’d be hard-pressed to find in other drinks. Recently, sake’s popularity has exploded in the Western culinary scene. It’s always been a staple at […]

What Is the Difference Between Sake, Cooking Sake, and Mirin?

Did you know that Japanese brewers use the same basic ingredients in the malting of both sake and mirin? Koji mold is the catalyst that produces alcohols from polished rice grains. It is also used to make popular Japanese seasonings such as soy sauce and miso. Authentic Japanese rice-based alcoholic beverages such as sake contain […]

What is CHU-HI?

“CHU-HI” has become a major cocktail in Japan. We can see a wide variety of CHU-HI being served at Japanese Restaurants (Izakaya) daily. What does “CHU-HI” stand for? It is shortened for “Shochu Highball.” Highball is a cocktail term referring to “a beverage made by distilled alcohol such as whiskey and gin mixed with soda.” […]

Charcuterie Boards and Sake

You’re likely familiar with the classic pairing of wine and cheese, but have you ever considered what other drinks can pair with charcuterie? Sake and cheese boards offer a great change of pace. With a wide range of flavors and types of sake to consider, the opportunities to pair them with your favorite cheeses are limitless. This […]

Make Sake a Part of Your Wedding Experience

If you’re planning to serve alcohol at your wedding, you might consider expanding your drink menu beyond basic wine, beer, and spirits. For a rich and distinctive alcoholic beverage, try incorporating sake into your big day. Learn some common wedding sake traditions in Japan, the origins and symbols of this unique drink, and different ways […]

Sho Chiku Bai (松竹梅) 

Takara’s flagship sake, Sho Chiku Bai, takes its name from elements in nature that symbolize age-old Japanese traditions and beliefs

Drinks You Can Make With Sake

If you’re looking for new sake cocktails to try out, we’ve got you covered with this assortment of fun and creative drinks that have sake in them. From fruity to savory to sour flavors, you’re sure to find something from this list that you’ll enjoy. Let’s get started! What Is Sake? Sake is an alcoholic […]

Cooking Recipes With Takara Mirin

Looking for a seasoning sake to help boost your everyday cooking? Mirin is the key to taking your regular marinades, soups, sauces and rice dishes to the next level. As a sweet seasoning sake, this ancient Japanese culinary seasoning mirin makes the perfect secret ingredient in just about any recipe. What makes mirin such an essential ingredient for cooking is […]

How to Cook With Sake

Wondering how to liven up your usual recipes? Consider working sake into your culinary rotation to enhance your dishes’ flavors. Below, you’ll discover all the basics of cooking with sake wine, along with some specific sake recipes that will help introduce this flavorful ingredient to your meals. Discover how to incorporate sake in your cooking and […]

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