What Foods to Pair With Sake

Sake and ceviche? It works.

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Narutotai Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu ($40)

What it is: A richly textured sake that’s
unpasteurized and undiluted, in classic southern style.

Region: Tokushima.

Perfect pairing:
Prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic reduction.

Okunomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai ($18)

What it is: An aromatic sake showcasing the
purity that characterizes junmai.


Perfect pairing: Butternut-squash

Midorikawa Honjozo ($38)

What it is: An excellent example of a
northern-style honjozo.

Region: Niigata.


Masumi Nanago Honjozo Yamahai Daiginjo ($60)

What it is: A daiginjo brewed in the
yamahai style, which results in wilder, gamier sakes.

Region: Nagano.

Perfect pairing: Fritto

Wataribune Junmai Ginjo ($35)

What it is: A rich, deep ginjo in the
traditional style.

Region: Ibaraki.

Perfect pairing:
Pulled-pork sandwich with coleslaw.

Photographs by Jeff Elkins

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