Spring Spa-rty – Sake Pairing Workshop

Food on 11 Apr, 2015

Spring Spa-rty – Sake Pairing Workshop

April is Japanese Spring Hanami month. This year, Ikeda Spa celebrated this significant month by holding this special sake pairing event!

It was our great honour to be able to collaborate with Spoonful and Interrice Asia. Our event was a great success with amazing turnouts – all thanks go to Aoki-san, an extraordinary Japanese food event specialist and Adrian-san, a certified Japanese sake sommelier.

In case you missed it, here was what happened at our Spring Sake Pairing Spa-rty workshop.

sake pairing workshop

Japanese Cooking Demonstration by Spoonful

Aoki-san put on her favourite cooking robe and used her magical hands to demonstrate how to make simple Japanese spring cuisine at your own home. Here were some food recipes she shared on that day.

  • Sushi rice
  • Temari Sushi (Cucumber/Salon)
  • Cream cheese Marinated by Miso
  • Hanami Dango
make sushi
Aoki-san making Temari Sushi – we didn’t know that there is some much details involved in making the sushi rice.
sushi set
Oishi! No food is spared after the event.

Spa Tour by Ikeda Spa

Our spa manager, Jason-san, showed everyone around and got them all excited about the Japanese onsen bath after the event.

Spa Tour
Everyone can’t wait to jump into the bath after we shared the benefits of white ion water
Onsen Singapore in Clarke Quay
Did you know our water used in our communal onsen bath is specially treated with ionisation technology imported from Japan and is also known as white ion water?

Japanese Sake Pairing by Interrice Asia

Adrian-san shared enthusiastically about his visit to a sake brewery in Japan and also taught all of us how to pair the right sake with the food we made earlier by Aoki-san. He was generous to bring his most precious sake collection to share with everyone. 

Here’s the 3 sakes we drank tasted *hiccups* on that day:

  • Manostsuru Wakimizu Junmai
  • Manostsuru Junmai Ginjo
  • Manostsuru Yososaku Daiginjio
Best sake in Japan
Guess the price of the sake in purple wrapping – $300+! Apparently it is No. 1 sake in Japan!
Look at all their happy faces when they get to try the sake
Look at all their happy faces when they get to try the sake and pair it with delicious Japanese snacks made by Aoki-san
After all the talking, I am thirsty too. Time for a sip of pure sake goodness.
After all the talking, I am thirsty too. I did this workshop for the pure sake of goodness (pun intended)

Lucky Draw Time

Everyone was so surprised that we were giving out prizes after the workshop. Here were our lucky winners!

Lucky winner that won the Sake !
*grin* Time to call my bros to join me for sake tonight
Lucky winner that won our Onsen bath + 60minutes Zen Candle treatment ! ^~^
Everyone else were envious of her that she won our spa package for two pax worth over $1000 ^~^

I hope you had as much fun as we did. Kanpai to the Spring Sake Pairing Spa-rty!

Kanpai and see you next time!

We would like to thank all participants for your overwhelming response (we scored 4.4 out of 5 in our overall feedback!) and hope you all had learnt something from the workshop. If you’re interested in attending future workshops, do leave us your name and email address, and we will let you know when we have an upcoming workshop. See you soon!

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