Cooking sake is generally mixed with soy sauce and rice wine. The best ratio to use is one unit of sake to two units of soy sauce and three units of rice wine.
As well as using it in Japanese or western style cooking, it also makes a particularly delicious addition to moules marinière.
You can also poach oysters in the sauce for a hot or cold snack and add ponzu sauce, a citrus-based condiment.
ALCOHOL ABUSE IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. DRINK IN MODERATION. DRINKING ALCOHOL WHILST PREGNANT, EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS, CAN HARM YOUR BABY. IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL ALCOHOL TO MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
The King Jyozo sake brewery was founded in 1900 and their first product was rice wine.
The concept of producing sweetened rice with sticky rice began in China and spread at the end of the Muromchi period throughout the Edo period. During the Meiji era, rice wine was a sweetened sake and considered a high-quality flavouring.
Later, during the 1960s, King Jyozo brought a new product to the market, Hinode Shimiryo. It was rice wine accoutrement, a type of sweetened flavouring mainly made of Mizuame (starch syrup) containing an alcohol content of less than 1%.
Since then the company has evolved from producing alcoholic drinks and food, to become a specialist in brewing flavourings, focussing on brewing rice wine and sake.
Japanese food is rapidly evolving and King Jyozo's products can be described as seasonings which reveal hidden flavours. Their ethos is to have an indispensable flavouring which uses top quality ingredients to bring out the hidden flavours in Japanese food.
King Jyozo will never be a large company. What is most important to them is that all of their employees feel they work for a good company in a workplace that produces good quality products, and that they are confident and happy at work. King Jyozo believes that it is this philosophy and the products and work emanating from it, which has given the company and its products such an exceptional reputation. Indeed its reputation is renowned among its customers, business partners and the local area.