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March Sale - Ichishima Brewery sake set

The set consist of:

1. Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo (1800ml)

2. Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo (720ml)

3. Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo (720ml)

4. Ichishima Junmai (720ml)

5. Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai (500ml)

6. Ichishima Karen Plum (500ml)

( click the links for descriptions! )

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To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com

 Prices is inclusive of 7% GST charge & inclusive of free delivery in Singapore.
While stocks last.
 
Payment by cash, nets, internet transfer or cheque.

 

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Brewery focus of the month: OBATA SHUZO

Do you also know that Rumiko Obata-san, who is currently managing Obata Shuzo, is the 5th generation of the Obata family? Isn't it incredible!

Rumiko-san will be visiting Singapore this month so stay tuned to know how you are able to meet her in person!

Click here for more information on OBATA SHUZO & MANOTSURU sake!

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Discount code validity: 1st September - 30th September 2015
Delivery charge of $15 will be waived for orders S$150 & above.
All orders are subjected to availability. While stocks last.

For order enquiries, please call 6296 0073 or email us at admin@interriceasia.com

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Magazine feature - Cuisine & Wine Asia

Many great heartfelt thanks to Cuisine & Wine Asia for reaching out to us to feature our premium boutique sake on their July - August 2015 issue!

Think Japanese sake suits only Japanese cuisine? Check out this article touching on French cuisine with Japanese sake!

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(Page 02) Mentioned sake:
Arimitsu Shuzo - Akitora Junmai
Kiminoi Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

(Page 03) Mentioned sake:
Kiminoi Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai
Ichishima Shuzo - Ginjo Koshu

(Page 04) Mentioned sake:
Kiminoi Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai
Arimitsu Shuzo - Akitora Junmai
Imayotsukasa Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo

(Page 05) Mentioned sake:
Ichishima Shuzo - Ginjo Koshu

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Learn something new about sake today? ;)

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Do you know your sake? - What does "Junmai" mean?

Japanese sake is well known and loved by many all around the world. We know there are many kinds of sake - we have seen different names such as "Junmai", "Daiginjo" and "Ginjo" on the labels, but do you know what they really mean?

To fully appreciate the wide variety of sake, we have started the series of "Do you know your sake?", covering the basics of sake drinking. We hope from this series, you will be able to understand sake better and find out what class suits your taste buds best!

Today we will starting simple with Junmai sake!

Recommended Junmai sake:

1. Imayotsukasa Junmai - Go to description page

2. Akitora Junmai - Go to description page

3. Hideyoshi Junmai Amakara Pin - Go to description page

Click here to view our Junmai sake collection

 

Check back every Wednesday for the next installment for "Do you know your sake?"

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Congratulations to the winners of the International Wine Challenge 2015!

The International Wine Challenge, also known as the IWC, is the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition, and it is in its 32nd year. Each medal-winning wine is tasted blind on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges, for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage.

Inter Rice Asia would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all winners of IWC, especially to the Japanese brewers who has worked hard along side with us over the years.

おめでとうございます!

GOLD WINNER

Manotsuru Maho Daiginjo - Buy it now
Produced by: Obata Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Ginjo Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Very complex yet easy sake with hints of fruit. Passion fruit, pear, pineapple, melon. Delicate, elegant. Honey, round taste. Elegant wishful finish.
Alcohol level: 16.5%

Isojiman Daiginjo
Produced by: ISOJIMAN Premium Sake Brewery Co Ltd
From Shizuoka , Japan
Category: Ginjo Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Fresh, light and very elegant fragrance. Delicate and clean. Banana with great acidity and hints of minerality. Well balanced with a lingering after taste.
Alcohol level: 16.0%

 

SILVER WINNERS

Hideyoshi Junmai DaiginjoBuy it now
Produced by: Suzuki Shuzoten
From Akita , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Pretty aroma of pineapple, lemon curd and fresh grapes. Delicate and refreshing with a citrus tail.
Alcohol level: 15.5%

Isojiman Junmai Daiginjo Emerald - Buy it now
Produced by: ISOJIMAN Premium Sake Brewery Co Ltd
From Shizuoka , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Aromatic, green apple, ripe melon and over ripe banana flavour. Good acidity, clear, refreshing.
Alcohol level: 16.0%

Ichishima Platinum Sparkling Sake
Produced by: Ichishima Sake Brewery Inc
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Sparkling

Tasting Notes: Fresh pear, light mousse with good refreshing acidity. Banana, apple cider aromas too.
Alcohol level: 11.0%

Kiminoi Honjozo Josen - Buy it now
Produced by: Kiminoi Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Honjozo

Tasting Notes: Clean light and refreshing, classic Honjozo style. Notes of grapefruit and tangerine peel. great structure, can handle a variety of temperatures, from chilled to luke warm. Grainy, spice and bitter finish.
Alcohol level: 15.5%

Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai - Buy it now
Produced by: Kiminoi Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Elegant, rich, melon. Full of umami. A hint of musty but good taste. Typical Kimoto/Yamahai nose. Clean, vivid acidity with a hint of fruits. Plump long finish with umami.
Alcohol level: 16.5%

La Chamte Buy it now
Produced by: Suzuki Shuzoten
From Akita , Japan
Category: Sparkling

Tasting Notes: Yesty nose, big citrus tones with a good mousse, well balanced
Alcohol level: 8.0%

 

BRONZE WINNERS

 

Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo - Buy it now
Produced by: Ichishima Sake Brewery Inc
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Savoury and food friendly style. Mushroom umami and earthy.
Alcohol level: 15.0%

Manotsuru Junmai 1901 Please call 62960073 to enquire
Produced by: Obata Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai

Tasting Notes: Pudding and sweet notes. Spice flavours. Quite complex. Great acidity to cut through juicy palate.
Alcohol level: 16.5%

Imayotsukasa Junmai Buy it now
Produced by: Imayo Tsukasa Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai

Tasting Notes: Very quiet aromas. Elegant flavours.
Alcohol level: 15.0%

Imayotsukasa Sparkling Fortune - Buy it now
Produced by: Imayo Tsukasa Shuzo Co Ltd
From: Niigata , Japan
Category: Sparkling

Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas, good balance, nice yeasty flavour with bitterness at the end. Good with food
Alcohol level: 15.0%

Akitora Junmai - Buy it now
Produced by: Arimitsu Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd.
From: Kochi , Japan
Category: Junmai

Tasting Notes: Round approachable body blends well. Kaji notes, steamed rice, high acidity.
Alcohol level: 15.0%

 

Once again, congratulations to the winners!!

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Excellent Spanish- Sake Pairing at Don Quijote

As a newbie who just joined Inter Rice family, I was really glad I participated this Spanish- Sake Paring at Don Quijote last night!!!!! 

 

These are the sake we use for the pairing.

Yellow paint, brickwork, simple and spacious design creates a very homely style of dinning. Nice dark wooden bar gives a earthy and grounded feeling.

 

First course was Japanese Prawn Tapa paired with Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo Supreme. With the clean and smooth taste of Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo Supreme, it brought out the fresh taste of the onions and the prawn!

 

Second course was Scallop& crab meats in Bechamel Sauce paired with Imayosukasa Junmai Ginjo. Who doesn't like Bechamel sauce!!!! Creamy but still retaining the taste of scallops and crab. Ricey taste of Junmai Ginjo went well with the dish.

 

Third Course was Roasted Spanish Suckling Pig with Musashino Tokubetsu Honjozo. Personally I prefer this pairing the most. The suckling pig was very well done, the pig skin was super crispy. Musashino Tokubetsu Honjozo took away the oiliness. The spinach with currants was tasty.

 

Fourth course Tenderloin Steak Cubes with Blue Cheese Sauce pair with Ichishima Karen Umeshu. Ichishima Karen Umeshu is my all time favourite, not too sweet not too sour. This was the most unorthodox yet interesting paring and it came out very well! 

 

Last but not lease we have Paella DQ Especiale with Imayotsukasa Jumai. Rich taste of Imayotsukasa Junmai brought out the strong flavourful Paella overflowing with seafood. 

Look at the way our Sake Sommelier, Adrian enjoyed the food. I guess i don't need to tell you how tasty it was XP.

 

Mr Ken drawn out two prizes provide by Inter Rice Asia!!! Congratulations to lucky ones!!

 

We will see you at our next event:D!!!!

- Carla Yang

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INTER RICE TOP FIVE: Sake Boss' Top 5 Favourite Japanese Dishes in SG

Let's face it. The only thing better than drinking in the Japanese culture is eating while you drink it in.

We, the team at Inter-Rice Asia, asked one of our Sake bosses - Adrian Goh (who is not only the company's sake sommelier, but also one of the biggest Japanese food-lovers you will ever meet) - what his favourite Oishi dishes in Singapore are.

He looked quite stressed when we told him that he could only pick FIVE favourites, but he finally did it!

 

Understandably, it is very tough to narrow down all the Oishi goodness in Singapore to this INTER RICE TOP FIVE selection, but this is some of Adrian's current favourites and we are sure there will be many more. 

 

These are some of the Top 5 Japanese Dishes in Singapore that we really want to eat RIGHT NOW.

    • #1
      "
      Ikyu at Yong Siak Street. They do french fusion Japanese cuisine. They do a scallop carpaccio with truffle and soy oil, the combination bursts with umami. It is even better when paired with a complex rich Daiginjo sake, like the Kiminoi Daiginjo."

      Pic credit: Greatnewplaces.com

    • #2
      "
      I’m a big fan of Tomi Sushi. They do excellent sushi at very reasonable prices. They don’t skimp on ingredients and use top grade koshihikari rice from Niigata, along with fresh grinded wasabi. Japanese food in Singapore hardly gets better than this."

      Pic credit: chubbyhubby.net
    • #3 
      "
      I love going to Ginza Kuroson for their lunch set. Their fish is always fresh from Japan, probably because their parent company is a Japanese seafood exporter. I like a nice dry karakuchi Ginjo - perhaps from Manotsuru or Tenryohomare - to go with their food."

      Pic credit: tripadvisor.com

    • #4
      "
      Nobuya is a small, well hidden Izakaya at Fortune Centre. Their grilled kurobota pork cheek is really awesome. Nice silky texture, with a bit of crisp and crunchiness to it. Great with a nice premium sake like the Musashino Tokubetsu Honjozo."

      Pic credit: rubbisheatrubbishgrow.com
    • #5
      "Another quaint place is Tenza Izakaya. They used to be at Sunset Way before moving to Chun Tin Road, just opposite Beauty World. Their speciality is their Pork Katsu, but they also have an extensive seasonal menu. This goes well with a flavorful Junmai, like the Imayotsukasa." 

       
      Pic credit: streetdirectory.com

What do you think our sake boss should try next? What are YOUR top five favourite Japanese dishes in Singapore?


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Event Photos for Don Quijote Sake Pairing Dinner 2nd July 2014

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