Fine food and fine sake: a match made in heaven
We should also consider the importance of the high-quality sake brewed in nearby areas of Nada, Ikeda and Itami. Sake is usually consumed as an accompaniment to meals. Because fine sake was made near Osaka, the quality of food was naturally enhanced to match it.
In Japanese cooking, it is important to make the most of the natural flavours of the ingredients, and to prepare the dishes beautifully to delight the eye as well as the tongue. Good sake is also essential to enjoy the food to the full. Osaka boasted all these factors.