This sake hails from either Niigata or Nagano, and I like to drink it hot with soba and wasabi.
The best way to avoid a hangover is to not stop drinking! It works for me - I haven' had
a hangover in all my 16 sake-drinking years in Japan.
I'm drinking Tsukasa Botan but the most brilliant sake is Jozen Mizu no Gotoshi from
Niigata. It's cool, though I like to drink mine hot. My tips for a hangover-free morning
after? Don't over drink!
I like dry habu sake - the snakebitten kind-and I drink it cold though I'd really rather
have vodka with the chili pepper in it. If I can have my sake with a bit of beef tongue
I'm a very happy guy. Hangover? Not if you go to the toilet a lot!
Some like it hot Photos by Mitch Coster
Some like it chilled, some just like theirs in mass quantities. What is it? Why sake, of
course, and what better place for sipping your way around Japan than Tokyo's izakaya.
This week our photographer on assignment risks serious hangover to ask where your libation
hails from and get some professional drinkers' tips on how to avoid the morning after
blues. Our advice: Always drink with a buddy!
We're drinking Tsukasa Botan from Koichi Prefecture. We like ours hot with kampachi
no kama - tuna head! To prevent a sake hangover always follow the hot stuff with
cold sake afterwards.
TAMIE AND NAOMI/
We're drinking Tamashiba, Kikusui and Bishonen and we like them cold with eel. Our
hangover prevention tips? Don't mix, eat before you drink and try a glass of milk before
sake - your stomach won't be upset!