I have always been content with the run of the mill happy hour Sake at my local Sushi spot–but after a night of Dassai tasting at Q Restaurant I have been to the beyond—and now there is no going back!
Dassai brand Sake prides itself on creating the Junmai Daiginjo variety of sake-which means it’s the best.
Hiroshi Sakurai, a third generation brewer, starts his brewing and milling process at the level where most Sake companies END! The highest level Sake is what is known as The Beyond, or “going beyond that point”.
Here is a look at a night of taste tests, paired with the finest sushi from Q restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.
At the Center is Chef Hiroyuki Naruke Note: none of the Sushi is pre-cut
Myself enjoying a piece of fluke from South Korea
A Glass of Sparking Dassai Sake
Platter of Chu Toro–unfortunately I had to share
Toro that melts in your mouth, topped with Shishito Peppers…amazing.
A true picture of how good the sake was…I began to lose myself a little
Kamagoyake, or what I would best describe as Japanese Flan
Lastly a taste test between Dassai 23 and The Beyond…let’s just say this, Happy Hour and Hot Sake are forever ruined for me.