January 22, 2014 at 9:41 AM

33 Sakes in 33 Days: #13 Minato Harbor Yamahai Futsuu

Honey's Sake Symposium from Ten Thousand Waves

By Honey Harris

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We're having so much fun celebrating Ten Thousand Waves' 33rd birthday by tasting 33 Sakes in 33 Days at their new restaurant, Izanami. Our 13th sake is the Minato Harbor Yamahai Futsuu. This tangy, hearty sake has great acidity resulting from the traditional Yamahai brewing method I've been talking about this week. The finish is slightly sweet. This sake is extremely versatile and pairs well with a range of flavors and foods.  When referring to its versatility, Linda said that it was in a sense like a red table wine. We thought the Minato Harbor Yamahai Futsuu was delicious and very smooth. The Yamahai style sakes are higher in acidity, with gamey, deep flavors. This is what makes them so food friendly, especially when trying to find a match for heavier foods. If you want to experience sake more similar to what people used to drink hundreds of years ago then the Yamahai sakes are for you.

At Izanami, they are celebrating the 33rd birthday of Ten Thousand Waves' with a happy hour now through February. Every evening after 9pm, all food at Izanami is 33% off the regular menu price. And all day today you can taste the Minato Harbor Yamahai Futsuu at a special price. Just mention that you heard about it on The Big Show. Be sure to take your notes and enter our contest to win dinner for two at Izanami and a private hot tub for two from Ten Thousand Waves by logging onto santafe.com keyword sake on Fridays and on Monday we will draw a winner. Good luck, Sake students!

Enter the contest here.