Nov 13, 2020 - 04:53 PM
It's so exciting to learn new things! Bet you and your son are having lots of fun together in the process :)
From my understanding, nihonshu is literally sake - it is just a more precise way to call this beverage in Japanese (as "sake" could mean alcoholic drinks in general in Japanese). *Sorry if my insight was not accurate.
Sake that we carry at Tippsy are for drinking. I personally use sake that got a bit old (a few weeks or so past after opening) for cooking.
Also, when you visit an Asian grocery store, you might find cooking sake (ryorishu) alongside Mirin - those are made specifically for cooking.
But teriyaki chicken skewers (I'm imagining yakitori?) sounds so delicious! If you are also curious to try sake for drinking, I'd recommend pairing it with Shinsei "Junmai Daiginjo" as it is a very food-friendly bottle that pairs well with Yakitori-style chicken.
You can read more about how to pair Shinsei with food here.
I hope my answer helps! Happy cooking!