How to Serve and Drink Sake

Sake is Japanese rice wine that comes with certain traditions for both serving and drinking it. If you are the host, you should hold the flask with both hands so that your palms face down and fill your guest’s cups in turn. Wait for one of your guest’s to serve you and hold your cup with one hand and support it with the other as it is being served.

Most sake is served warm and it is meant to sip slowly. Do not drink it like a shot. Before you take your first sip, you can cheers by saying “kampei.” Learn more about drinking sake in this video.

Practice your new sake skills at House of Genji. As one of the best teppan-yaki style restaurants in San Jose, we bring you great food in an even  greater atmosphere. Call (408) 453-8120 to learn more.

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