Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Serving Saki

In some of Japan - if not all - rice wine is served in a way that seems wasteful to us foreigners.  The cup is placed in a box and it is filled until it is overflowing.  The waitress doesn't even stop then.  She keeps pouring for several seconds longer, just to prove without doubt that you are not getting short measure.

Serving saki - rice wine in Japan
Serving saki traditionally in Japan

Apparently it is not good form to pick up the box and drink the liquid that it contains.  

Of course sometimes it is served hot (not my preference) and sometimes chilled - mmm. Its a while since I had chance to visit Japan and I'm missing it.

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