Sake – pronounced “sah-keh” – is a rice wine known for its broad flavor profile, with many variations to try. It is generally slightly sweet, incorporating notes of umami richness. Since it’s a relatively light and easy drink, it’s the perfect sophisticated match to a sushi night out.
From its deep Japanese roots, sake has branched effortlessly into Western drinks and dishes. Right on the cutting edge of culinary trends, it’s crossed the Pacific Ocean in a big way. For those who have never tried it, an open mind is the only requirement.
It’s said that “nihonshu wa ryori wo erabanai,” or “sake doesn’t get into fights with food.” Pairing this drink with food can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to the sake scene. But you’ll soon discover all of the delicious potential it holds – especially at Sushi By Bou, as they guide you through the intricate flavors of Japanese cuisine.
Sake is your introduction to a new way of dining, drinking, and even cooking. It accompanies most food around the world comfortably, enjoyed as a drink or in your dishes. Just take the o-toro’s fatty richness, contrasted with our Ginger Highball, for a fresh ginger and yuzu revelation that balances the flavors of this fine fish. Or the Gindara – miso cod – paired with our Old Fashioned Pearl cocktail. Experience complex bourbon notes with the roasted barley syrup, which unlocks the miso cod’s depth of taste.