In order to promote the culture of sake pairing, The World's Best Sake Pairing is heldwith the theme of 'oysters'from September to November in 2021, gathering oyster dishes which are suitable for Japanese sakes from all over the world. After scoring with experts from France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, 8 best dishesare selected. You may have more details here.
Besides, Saketora has also found a variety of sakes that are suitable to match with oyster dishes, so that next time when you are having oysters, it will be more enjoyable!
IMA, Japanese Sake For Oysters
Speaking of oyster, IMA, Japanese Sake For Oysters should also be on the list! A surprising sake with strong and special characteristics. Sweet and sour like lemon and soda, and makes you feel like drinking white wine. It is highly recommended to enjoy with side dishes, especially with seafood and cheese. As the name suggests, it is a sake made for pairing with oysters. The unique sour taste perfectly brings out the umami and creamy feel of fresh oysters.
for oyster dishes
When it comes to oysters, fresh oyster should be one of the most popular choices. Just simple with a bit lemon juice, the umami of oysters can be brought out. Therefore, when pairing with sake, choose a sake that has a refreshing taste and is not overwhelmed by the sweetness and sourness of lemon juice is the most important point.
Kuromatsu-Senjo Matsujiro Daiginjo
Aged at freezing temperature for half a year, it is complex and deep, showing fresh yet rich flavors, with gentle sweetness and tartness like well-aged white wine.
Ninki-Ichi Gold-Ninki Junmai-daiginjo
Rich in flavors of rice and pleasantly sweet. Aromatic with a firm structure. High-quality but reasonably priced, this Junmai Daiginjo is popular among sake lovers.
PREMIUM FLOWER Junmai Daiginjo
The aroma slightly sweet as apples and loquats. The taste is rich, and you can feel the soft sweetness and sourness in the mouth. The mouthfeel is refreshing, makes it romantic in a red wine glass.
Charcoal grilled is also one of the common ways of enjoying oysters. After grilled, the oyster is dried up and making the umami more intense. Coupled with the smoky taste of charcoal fire, it forms an attractive complicated taste. Since the taste is more condensed, it is necessary to choose some sake with a stronger taste when considering food pairing, which complements the umami of oysters.
Tokyo Kurabito, Junmai Ginjo
Brewed by using the Kimoto method, this Junmai Ginjo shows the flavors of milk, white rice, cereal and white flower with a smooth texture. The acidity can cleanse the palate so it especially pairs well with oily meat or savory food.
Mikadomatsu M.O.Rish Sake for Barbeque
Aged at -5°C for 3 months, it has a mild strawberry-like aroma. The alcohol concentration is low and therefore is easy for beginners. Full of acidity and umami makes it go well with grilled meat and grilled fish.
With most residual sugar consumed by the yeast, this sake is extremely crisp, refreshing and dry, yet rich in umami. With the hints of white rice, green leaves and mints, it is pungent and has a tingling finish.
In addition to the above two common cooking methods, some people also like to use thick sauces such as miso and barbecue sauce as the main sauce to enhance the flavor of oysters. Therefore, when pairing with sake, not only can it show the umami taste, but also matches the rich taste of the thick sauce, would be the key point of choosing sake.
Junmai Ginjo Blue
It is refreshing with the notes of pears and green apples. Sweet as brown sugar and caramel, while the finish is slightly sour as cherry.
The sake koji is a mixture of yellow koji and Konishi Sake Brewery's unique secret koji, and the yeast is added with wine yeast, so that the sake is full of melon and citrus aromas like red wine. Fruity and full of umami.
Kuramoto no Kakushi Sake Bangai Taiheizan
A Junmai-ginjo made from "Akita Komachi", a local rice of Akita, and aged under low temperature. Slightly sweet attack with superb balance of taste. Enjoyable and reasonably priced, it is popular among many sake lovers.
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