The right drink makes your sushi taste even better!
The right drink makes your sushi taste even better!

The best beverages to pair with your sushi

By Lutho Pasiya Time of article published May 21, 2019

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Eating sushi can be thirsty   work, especially when you are not sure what to order from the drinks menu.  

Learning how to best pair  your beverages with your meal  can make for a great dining experience.  We spoke to a sushi chef, Velile Mpontshane, about different beverages you can have with your sushi.

White Wine

A great glass of wine can be the perfect addition to any tasty sushi meal. Fish pairs very well with a  white wine because fish has a  lighter taste. Foods that are lighter do  better with a white wine, since it is finer.


It’s not only wine that goes well with sushi – don’t rule out ordering a craft beer. Try a yeast-heavy beer with body because its carbonation complements a great sushi. 

Jasmine Tea 

Any green tea pairs well with sushi. Jasmine tea has green tea as its base. Try sipping a glass of tea  between bites of sushi and savour the taste.

Gin and tonic 

Gin and tonic is one of the  hottest trends and combines well with sushi. The combination enhances the taste of the fish.

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