What do dishes that go well with aged sake have in common?
The characteristics of aged sake are its long aftertaste, bitterness, and acidity.The most important characteristics of aged sake are its long aftertaste and the bitterness and astringency of the aftertaste, which are not found in regular sake. When pairing dishes with aged sake, it is important to choose dishes that have a flavor that does not overpower the deep flavor of the aged sake.
Another thing we must not forget is acid . Depending on the brand, there are some that have a fruit-like sweet and sour aroma, and some that have a sour taste like white wine.
Rich and strong flavor
Old sake with such characteristics is perfect for dishes with strong flavors .
Specifically, French, Italian, and Chinese cuisines go well together.
So, if you ask me, does it not go well with Japanese food?Of course, that is not the case. It is true that delicate kaiseki cuisine may be overwhelmed by the strong flavor of aged sake. However, dishes with strong flavors that go well with white rice, such as yakitori with sauce, kabayaki eel, mackerel simmered in miso, and sukiyaki, go well together.
Of course, the recommended combination varies from person to person. Please try out various combinations and enjoy your own pairing.
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