amasake

Pronunciation: [ah-mah-SAH-kee]

A Japanese fermented drink made from koji and cooked rice. Amasake ranges in texture from relatively thin to as thick as a milkshake and can be served cold or hot. It's available in various flavors in natural food stores and Asian markets.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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