Bamboo Sushi categories its sake (pronounced “sak-hey” not “sak-ee”) in two major tasting profiles, earthy or fruity. Just as our menu provides a wide diversity of flavor, our sake list is just as diverse. Earthy sake tend to have richer, bolder, deeper, and at times dryer qualities. These sake tend to pair with lightly grilled meats, poultry, sauce driven foods or richer specialty rolls. fruity sake tend to be more delicate and sweet with floral-like qualities. Fruity sake pairs well with lighter, delicate finish (nigiri, sashimi, traditional rolls). We encourage you to explore our list and try a variety of sake. We have carefully crafted our sake list with the best, freshest sake available from japan. Rice polishing can determine the quality of sake. The outer portion of a rice grain contains protein and fats that adversely affect fermentation. The brewerʼs goal is to use only the starch center of the grain. The more the rice is polished, the higher the quality sake that can be achieved. Additionally brewers use only specially grown “sakemae” or sake rice with higher starch content.
Shochu is a distilled beverage native to Japan. There are some that claim that China first introduced the distillation process to the Japanese, however, experts say that shochu first began in Persia, filtering down into Thailand and finally to Japan. It was in Japan that the process became refined, using barley, sweet potato, sugar cane or rice to create the beverage that has begun to surpass sake in its popularity.
While our sake and Shochu are Japanese by pedigree, our beers and cocktails are also a focal point at Bamboo Sushi. We take great pride in selecting the finest beers to pair with our different menu offerings. Our cocktails are hand crafted, using the finest fruits, herbs, and liquors, to ensure a perfectly balance and pleasurable experience. Should you wish to forgo sake or Shochu, you will be more than happy with your choice of either cocktails or beer. Kampai.