Celebrate Japanese sake, cuisine & culture at the first-ever Dajin Sip Fest 2023 in APW Bangsar
September 22, 2023
Feel like sipping smooth glasses of sensational sakes with your friends, while exploring how to pair sake with everything from Japanese to Italian fusion cuisine?
This month, experience the excellence of up to 40 types of top-notch sake - from the traditional to the truly premium - while encountering an exquisite sake tasting journey through 19 different Japanese breweries, with veteran sommeliers to deepen your discernment of sake.
Spearheaded by Dajin Food & Beverages Sdn Bhd, the Dajin Sip Fest 2023 is an immersive experience to showcase the rich heritage of sake and help everyone find their favorite sake from the widest range of varieties, all in one place for one weekend only!
Don't miss the first-ever, one-of-a-kind Dajin Sip Fest 2023 in APW Bangsar, from 29 September to 1 October 2023 - destined to dazzle fans of Japanese cuisine and culture!
There'll be exclusive, exciting food pairings with sake - an opportunity that can't be enjoyed at regular restaurants. Find the perfect sake to match with everything from ramen to sushi, karaage sliders to cheese rolls and much, much more. Have fun with fine flavours!
You can also take the first step to becoming a sake enthusiast. Join in insightful sake masterclasses led by industry experts, learn about each brewery's history, production and proud creations.
Finally, after savouring all that sake, let your hair down to the playful beat of live DJ performances to end the evening!
Make a sensational date with sake at KL's most unique Japanese-themed F&B celebration of the year! Save this weekend for the Dajin Sip Fest 2023:
Friday, 29 September: 6pm–12am
Saturday to Sunday, 30 September to 1 October: 12pm–12am
General admission: FREE for non-Muslims aged 21 years and above
Don't be late! To enjoy sake and food, early bird festival packages and tokens are now available to purchase online until 28 September at:
Standard packages can be purchased at the event from 29 September to 1 October.
For updates and sneak peeks:
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Highlights include a curation of culinary creations by participating restaurants to harmonise with the complex notes of sake. Sample these specialities at Flying Peacock and JUS Resto Bar in APW Bangsar, as well as USHI, Sushi Hana and Menya Ugatsu in the Klang Valley.
Also indulge in seamless sake pairing menus from 22 September to 1 October at collaborating venues such as WAIG by Chipta 11A at APW Bangsar, as well as notable Japanese restaurants in KL such as USHI, Taka, Kingyu and Sushi Kaku.
These are some of KL's most respected restaurants, showcasing their full potential in a match made in culinary heaven with sake!
Sake Tasting Journeys
From delicate and floral to rich and robust, revel in the diversity of more than 40 sake profiles from 19 Japanese breweries, such as Dassai, Tatenokawa, Oujiman, Kamotsuru, Daishichi and Suigei. Professional sommeliers will shine a light on the nuances of sake.
Fun fact: Some of these sake breweries are hundreds of years old, such as Daishichi, which traces its roots to 1752!
Engage with renowned sake experts and industry leaders in masterclasses that delve into the history, production and appreciation of sake.
There's so much sake wisdom to be secured here - from the heritage of sake brewing techniques to the skill of pairing sake with a variety of recipes. It's the best time to discover the diverse range of sake options available in the global market!
Mixologist David Hans
The festival has tapped David Hans of Bangsar’s Three X Co, one of Asia’s 50 Top Best Bars, to masterfully elevate the art of mixology with delectable sake cocktails that uniquely fuse tradition with innovation. Skip the gin and vodka cocktails this weekend - sip on sake instead!
Live DJ Performances
Electrifying sets by Malaysian DJs Kara Elle (@kara.elle_), Jodie (@jodie_cheong), and DJ Julian (@djjulianmy) will pump up the energy for the Dajin Sip Fest 2023 throughout this lively weekend!
With a longstanding commitment to promoting sake craftsmanship, Dajin Food & Beverages Sdn Bhd has played a pivotal role in introducing top-tier sake brands to the Malaysian market.
"The Dajin Sip Fest 2023 is a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional Japanese culinary experiences to the Malaysian community,” says Yang Tze, the Operations Director of Dajin Food & Beverages Sdn Bhd. "Through this festival, we aim to foster cultural exchange and appreciation while bringing the allure of sake to a wider audience."