What is SAKE?
Sake history started approximately 2000 years ago when rice was introduced to Japan by South East of Asia. The sake was predominantly used only as an offering for Gods or Kings previously. Approximately 500 years ago finally sake become a more common drink for people eventually.
The premise of sake is that the simplest thing is the most difficult to make perfectly.
Sake has three basic ingredients. These are Rice, Water and Yeast. These three
ingredients combined with a incredible history and immense amount of techniques in preparation. Pride, true personal passion and in many cases multiple generations of crafting have created this magical drink of Sake.
Despite popular belief sake is not only for Sushi or Tempura. It is very versatile and at times complex drink full of Umami.(a pleasant savory taste recently explained as the 5 th basic taste)
Additionally many people feel sake is only served as a warm drink? In actual fact true high quality sake is served cold, warm or at times even hot depending on both the sake itself and the pallet and preference of the consumer. There truly are no rules.
Sake is an extremely unique alcohol beverage with a very rich history. It is admired more and more around the world as it promptly grows in popularity.
Manami truly hopes that you allow yourself to think about sake differently. Try it warm, try it cold just enjoy the goodness sake has to offer alongside your next culinary experience.