Kirsten Lawson

Plonk at the Fyshwick markets and Malamay in Barton are boosting their sake offering.
Plonk at the Fyshwick markets and Malamay in Barton are boosting their sake offering. Photo: Estelle Grunberg

After a sake tasting at the Japanese embassy recently, Plonk at the Fyshwick markets is stocking one of the sakes from Nara that a delegation from Nara, led by Mayor Gen Nakagawa, brought to Canberra.

Naratoyosawa Junmai Ginjo Mushohai sake is expected in the store from tomorrow, Thursday, November 7, priced at about $48.

The Nara sakes show the diversity of this drink – among the more unusual a sake made with yuzu, a light, sweet sake at  5 per cent alcohol, and another sweet plum sake, with double the alcohol and called ‘‘Toro Toro’’, meaning ‘‘thick’’, describing its texture.

Malamay in Barton is now offering a matching of sakes with its degustation menu chosen by sommelier Yann Mengneau, so you can try a range of styles.

The sakes are from around Japan. Six half glasses cost $63, or you can order them by the glass.