Wine & Dine
Sake Buddy Tasting Experience (Sake Bar Singapore)
Kanpai! Sample FIVE different types of Sake for ONE great price! Sip your way into the magical world of Japan’s most dynamic beverage and learn how to appreciate the artistry and passion behind the making of some of Japan’s finest Sake.
This Sake Tasting Experience will take you through sampling 5 different types of Sake.
150 Orchard Road, Orchard Plaza, #03-20, Singapore 238841
Dates & Timing of Event
Duration: one hour
Mondays to Thursdays, between 5pm and 11pm (available timing for booking)
How to redeem
Strictly by reservation only. Booking must be made via email to Hya Ka Aji (email address will be provided upon payment) at least 48 hours in advance. Subject to space availability.
Other Terms & Conditions
- Venue reserves the right to substitute/change the Sake
What is Sake?
Sake, also referred to as Japanese rice wine, is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Despite the name Japanese rice wine, sake, and indeed any East Asian rice wine (such as huangjiu and cheongju), is produced by a brewing process more akin to that of beer, where starch is converted into sugars that ferment into alcohol, whereas in wine, alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in fruit, typically grapes.
How to drink Sake?There are 3 different ways of drinking sake based on the temperature:
- Okan is warm sake, and it’s usually made with cheaper sakes or those with a less refined flavor profile for two reasons. One reason is that drinking it warm mellows out the fruity notes, and the other is to accentuate the sweetness and play down the acidity. Sake should be taken warm, between 104°F and 122°F, and should never be consumed hot.
- Reishu is sake served cold or chilled. Like warm sake, chilled sake masks some of the subtle flavors in sake and allows the flavors of premium sake to be more robustly felt. In this sense, sake is similar to wine. Some wines lose a lot of their character when chilled or frozen.
- Hiya sake is served at room temperature and generally has all the distinctive flavors present without much alteration. Premium sakes are often served at room temperature since they’re brewed with care to preserve all the right notes without letting any off-flavors take over.