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.
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
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.
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
Lucky Draw Time
Everyone was so surprised that we were giving out prizes after the workshop. Here were our lucky winners!
I hope you had as much fun as we did. Kanpai to the Spring Sake Pairing Spa-rty!
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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