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You're not supposed to drink sake with sushi!


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You're not supposed to drink sake with sushi!

writergirl | Jan 25, 2007 07:20 PM

There have been a couple of posts on this board about how sake isn't meant to be drank with sushi (I believe I've read that a couple of other places as well.) The theory is that because sake is made of rice it's not complimentary to the sushi because of the sushi rice. It never made much sense to me, but I figured it was just a Japanese custom. Well, tonight at Sushi Zo (delicious as always!!!) I ordered sake. While I took a break for the omakase (did Imention it was delicious?) Keizo-san asked how I liked the sake and I said it was tasty, but that I had heard sake wasn't meant to be had with sushi. He said incredulously "who told you that?" I said "I read it, isn't it true?" He shook his head no. I said "oh, is that a silly belief?" And he said he'd never heard it.I said I guess people (me) read something and believe it when they shouldn't, and he agreed. So there you have it. I'm not saying that someone else of Japanese descent wouldn't disagree, but it's certainly not universal. (For those who've never been, Keizo-san is from Japan and the sushi is top notch, he knows what he's doing.) So all of you sake and sushi minglers, have at it!!

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