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Oct 14, 2006 06:21 PM

What do you drink with sushi?

I drink either hot green (plain) tea or sake. Sometimes I see people drinking Diet Coke and wondered if that interfered with the delicacy of the raw fish.

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  1. Usually hot or cold sake depending on the temperature outdoors.

    1. I drink beer.

      Diet Coke? Yuck.

      1. Ice cold Ichiban with a hot sake chaser!!!!!!!!!!!11

        1. Usually water and tea. Sometimes cold sake.

          1. Beer or tea... sake is for before or after the sushi since you shouldn't be having sake, made from rice, with sushi which is rice. With sashimi it's sake, premium cold sake.

            3 Replies
            1. re: JMF

              Whether or not I SHOULD be having sake with my sushi, I do...I enjoy hot sake with my sushi. Why "shouldn't" rice wine be drunk with rice? Should one not drink wine with food containing grapes or raisins??

              1. re: Walters

                Nah, Tang's not sweet enough for me. Thanks for the recommendation, though.

                1. re: Marge

                  It's all cultural... The Japanese believe that you shouldn't eat rice with sake. So I try to do the same out of respect.