Sake is Japan’s best known alcohol. In Japan’s JR Niigata Station, there’s a famous Echigo Sake Museum Ponshukan. Its most popular feature is a massive sake vending machine featuring over 120 sake brands that will automatically dispense sake into your cup. And now, a similar sake vending machine has landed in Hong Kong’s Harbour City.
From now on until January 10, check out the Sakabar at the Ippipan Pop-up Store in Harbour City’s LCX for a one-of-a-kind sake tasting experience. The machines feature more than 50 varieties of sake, and uses a token system. Purchase 10 tokens for HK$100. Most sakes cost around two to six tokens per a 23ml cup. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, customers are recommended to purchase a special glass container to take away the sake for later tasting.
Each sake comes with a detailed explanation of its place of origin, rice varietal, and alcohol content — great for sake beginners who want to sample more varieties before committing to a bottle.
Ippipan Pop-up Store
Shop 11, 3/F, LCX, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
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