My all-time favorite liquor from the liquor store is always the Japanese wine – Sake. If you are a wine lover or have always been a beer person – then allow me to introduce Sake to you.
Making Of The Sake
Sake is brewed from premium quality ingredients. The best water is always reserved for the making of Sake. There is a good reason why good Sake tastes so sweet. It is because of the water the Japanese use to make the liquor.
Then you have the rice, a key ingredient in the Sake. There are about 100 different types of Sake rice. They are all grown in Japan. Sake rice is very special. It is different from normal rice. Sake rice has got lots of starch at the center. Unlike the normal rice, Sake rice has lesser proteins and fats. This unique mix gives the Japanese liquor the fragrance and taste.
I love to pair my Sake with fresh seafood. A big plate of fresh seafood and a cup of Sake makes a perfect combination. You should try it if you have not done so. I assure you that the experience is heaven.
When Did I Fall In Love With Sake
The first time I tried Sake was in a restaurant by the river. I was with a group of friends. We have not met for many years. We decided to meet up and have a nice seafood dinner and drinks by the riverside.
We met at 7 pm and too a slow walk along the river. We took our time and look around for a good and cheap seafood place to have our dinner. We walked till we reached the end of the riverside and then we stroll back again. None of us seemed to be in a hurry of settling down for a place to eat. I guessed all of us were enjoying the wonderful cool weather and the walk and was just stretching the time as much as we can before we start to eat.
Then 1 of my friend pointed to a seafood restaurant and suggested why not we try it. He said he ate there before and the food is good. However, it is not that cheap though. The restaurant is filled with people. It is noisy. But the design is classy like a Greek cottage at the seaside. I personally like the design a lot.
But more importantly, the star is their seafood. I always love seafood. So I am naturally looking forward to savoring their fresh prawns and lobsters and scallops. The food came. I can smell the freshness the moment it came out of the kitchen. I dig into the plate instantly. It was delicious. The seafood was so fresh that it tasted like it is fresh out of the water just.
Then came the best part – the part where I am forever connected with the Sake. My friends ask for the hot Sake to be served. Some of us protested as we prefer to have red wine instead. But our good friend insisted and asked us to give it a try. I ate a scallop and then took a sip of the Sake. Immediately I can feel the perfect combinations. It just matches made in heaven. I felt in love with Sake instantly.
The rest of the night was all about seafood and sake, and of course the good friend’s companionship. It was a great night and a great experience.
Where To Buy Bottled Sake Near Me
I asked my friend where I can get good hot sake. He suggested major liquor stores should sell this Japanese wine. On the way home, I detoured to the 24 hr liquor stores near me open now that sell the bottled Sake. And of course, that night once I reached home I opened up the Sake and drank it.