For sake's sake: how to drink sake and the etiquette behind it

Eastern etiquette: Sake should always be served by the person beside you, and vice versa

Corinna Hardgrave

If you've ever tried sake, you probably had it in a Japanese restaurant or sushi bar, and chances are you drank it warm, poured from a ceramic flask called a tokkuri, into an ochoko, a ceramic cup that looks a bit like an egg cup.