Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara at Yamazato, The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s award-winning signature Japanese restaurant is laying on authentic tastes of Japan in early summer with special Gozen lunch platters and a multi-course Kaiseki dinner featuring seasonal ingredients like royal fern, sweet fish and pike eel. Also known as Hamo in Japan, pike eel is considered a summer treat, particularly in the Kansai region where it is popular for its flavour and nutritious energy-giving properties.
The first Early Summer Gozen platter includes a starter of simmered conger eel, shrimp, mushroom and okra with sesame cream sauce. The seafood theme continues with a soup of scallop dumpling, shimeji mushroom and green vegetables with a touch of citrus yuzu. The second platter features a simmered dish of eggplant, taro, pumpkin, sweet fish, okra and carrot with a touch of yuzu, and a rice dish with crabmeat served with salmon roe, traditional pickles and miso soup.
In addition to pike eel tempura, noodles and sashimi dishes, the main stars of the Kaiseki dinner is a grilled dish of Spanish mackerel with tomato miso sauce and pork belly roll with baby corn, dried cassis, paprika and pickled myouga (Japanese ginger)
Early Summer Gozen lunch platters and the Kaiseki dinner are available at Yamazato from 1 – 28 June 2020, lunch 11:30 – 14:30, dinner: 18:00 – 22:30. Priced at Baht 1,600++ for Gozen lunch and Baht 4,700++ for Kaiseki dinner.
Mark your calendar for this culinary journey to Japan for summer. 4 weeks to go…