Singapore is no stranger to sake. The rice wine is widely available on our sunny shores in restaurants, supermarkets and- in those most Japanese of drinking places- izakayas.
While widely available, however, knowledge of sake is not as widespread as it perhaps should be among locals. One often finds Japanese diaspora haunting the izakayas, and for most part, the proprietors do not spend much time educating Singaporeans on the finer points of sake appreciation, or actively recommending budget-friendly artisanal sakes.
Not so for Shukuu Izakaya.