7 Best Snacks That Go Well with Sake.

Sake has several ways to drink. Drink with ice, drink in cold temperature or normal temperature, and hot one is also nice. Sake is tasty alcohol! Suitably selected nibbles enhance the palatability of sake,

Then, what kinds of nibbles suit to sake?

Today, I would like to introduce Best 7 of nibbles for sake.Which do you like to eat nibbles with sake?

 Dried squid

This is just the typical nibble really suit to sake. This is very popular among all of sake lovers as the standard of nibbles. Even easily prepared one is delicious. But it is also good to order high grade one. Better way to eat it delicious is to grill it a little bit.

It is very suitable one that can make sake several times more delicious!

 Shiokara (Salted squid guts)

Not only common shiokara, but also that made from squid ink really suit with sake. And there are many kinds of shiokara except squid one. For example, oyster, sea squirt, octopus, bonito and so many fishes could be the ingredient of shiokara. All of them are perfect nibbles, and suitable with sake! Alcohol of sake get rid of its fishy smell and complement taste each other.

 What is Shiokara?

Shiokara is a food in Japanese cuisine made from various marine animals that consists of small pieces of meat in a brown viscous paste of the animal’s heavily salted, fermented viscera. Wikipedia

Spicy mentaiko

It is the best partner with rice! At the same time, its spicy and salty taste accelerate you to drink sake. Roasted one is delicious, but I recommend to roast only surface and take it. It makes sake much better!

What is mentaiko?

The origin of the word is Korean, derived from calling Alaska pollockae “Mionte”. Mentaiko means “child of Alaska pollack”, and it is proper to use it as a word indicating “caterpillar” originally. In some areas of western Japan such as Shimonoseki and Hakata, this word is used as a word indicating so-called “caterpillar” not using red pepper, and it is distinguished from spicy mentaiko.  Wikipedia

Takowasa

The word is made from tako (octopus) and wasabi. This is the dish to add wasabi, alcohol and some spice to the raw octopus and mix together. Unique cushioning of octopus, and spicy flavor of wasabi make sake more and more delicious. I can’t stop to eat!

Tofu

This is mild and delicious. The simple way to eat is taking it with soy sauce, chopped raw cibol, and dried bonito flakes. Japanese ginger or olive oil are also suitable. I like to put soy sauce or ponzu sauce on that.

Cheese

Everyone knows cheese is the best partner of wine, but it is also the partner with sake. I recommend cream cheese because of its mild taste.

It is good to nibble. Mixing with wasabi or pepper is also nice. Adding Japanese taste rise up compatibility with sake.

 Sashimi

Which alcohol match best with raw fishes? That is sake. Even roasted fishes also suit with sake. So many Japanese enjoy sake with sashimi. I think sake suits better than beer or wine to drink with sashimi.

Summary

How do you think of them? Except them, there are so many kinds of popular nibbles, for example dashimaki, cucumber with miso, fin of ray and so on.

I will introduce different food next time. Please check it out by yourself! Sometime you can find surprising one which suit with sake very much! Enjoying sake is the best. Please also enjoy nibbles discovery.

This blog about Japanese culture, food and beverage, also healthy life. This is my blog and my journey to find the way to enjoy my life. I will simply give you my perspective, for valuable information and what it's worth. I really appreciate for visiting my blog. Talk to you soon.

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This blog about Japanese culture, food and beverage, also healthy life. This is my blog and my journey to find the way to enjoy my life. I will simply give you my perspective, for valuable information and what it's worth. I really appreciate for visiting my blog. Talk to you soon.