Japan is a country where dedication, care and technique at work are key elements that make the difference. This vital approach can also be appreciated in his kitchen, both elaborate and simple. Care is taken to the last detail. A good example of this is the Japanese star dish, sushi. Beyond the traditional sake or tea, very often in the West is also accompanied the intake of sushi with one of the world's most popular drinks, beer.
Which are the most popular beers in Japan?
The Japanese are avid consumers of soft, blonde beer. In Sushibo we have the three main Japanese beers: Sapporo, Asahi and Kirin. Three beers so you can enjoy the true Japanese flavor without having to catch a plane to the country of the rising sun.
Sapporo is the oldest beer in Japan. It was founded in 1876, just seven years after the city was founded - this beer bears its name - located on the island of Hokkaido. Like all other Japanese beers, Sapporo is a smooth, aromatic, acidic beer that blends perfectly with sushi.
Asahi super dry is the best known Japanese beer outside the Japanese country. Born in 1987, as a dry beer that - as its name indicates - we will notice it as it passes through the throat. But it will not fill our stomach, unlike other beers, making it an ideal drink to accompany our meal or dinner. Therefore, it is recommended to eat sushi, for being a light and soft beer.
Kirin, a beer that bears the name of a mythological being half horse, half dragon, and symbol of good luck in the oriental culture. Kirin was the best selling beer in Japan before the appearance of Asahi super dry. It is also a soft and light beer, less bitter and more aromatic, qualities for which it is so popular. Probably of the three Japanese beers is the one that most reminds of a European beer. If you are one of those who do not want to risk too much, this is your beer, try it along with your sushi plate.
What other beers are there in Sushibo's Menu?
Sushibo's commitment to Japanese-Catalan fusion, both in sushi and cooked dishes, is also reflected in the menu: Moritz, Moritz Epidor and Aigua de Moritz. Made with water from the Font d'Or Montseny spring, each one has its own personality but they adapt very well to the demanding palate of the sushi lover and the Japanese gastronomy.
Moritz is a soft, pale beer, elaborated and perfumed with an infusion of aromatic hop flowers from Saaz, region of the Czech Republic with great brewing tradition.
Aigua de Moritz is the non-alcoholic beer of the same brand and the only non-alcoholic beer in our menu.
Moritz Epidor is stronger than any of the other beers mentioned, has a graduation of 7.2 degrees, a compact body and a unique color.
To taste sushi with sips of beer represents a pleasure for those who like to refresh the palate between bites and morsels. For those who prefer to experience other Japanese drinks, more traditional, the infusion of hot green tea and sake, the so-called Japanese "wine". Sake is made from the fermentation of rice in a different process, although similar to that of beer. It is taken cold or hot, depending on the time of year, the food that accompanies it and the type of sake, of which there is a great variety.
In any case, in Sushibo you can taste our excellent sushi and our menu of dishes with any of the three options (beer, tea or sake), both in our restaurants, to take away and delivery. You can make your reservation or your order online (www.sushibo.cat) or by phone (93 415 4078).
A curiosity and an advice
Finally, a curiosity and an advice.
Curiosity: In Japan, when it comes to serving the drink, it must be borne in mind that it is considered rude to serve oneself with alcoholic drinks. The Japanese custom indicates that someone always has to fill the glass. We will, therefore, have to be attentive and serve our fellow diners to ensure that they always have drinks available.
Advice: In Japan, the Kanpai ("leave the cup dry") is used to toast. If you have some Japanese near, avoid the term "chin-chin", since it has a totally equivocal meaning. In Japanese, it sounds like the word "penis" and it might bother him.