Let’s Celebrate Girl’s Festival

Held on 3rd March each year, Hinamatsuri – or Girl’s Festival – is a centuries old Japanese tradition in which families honour their young women. During the festivities dolls known as Hina dolls are put on display and girls hold parties with their friends at which traditional foods such as Hina Sushi, Sakura sea bream, spring herring, Sakura shrimp and Sakura Mochi or a traditional dessert of rice cakes filled with sweet bean paste are eaten.

 

To mark the festival, The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Japanese restaurant Yamazato is serving special Gozen lunch platters and a multi-course Kaiseki dinner menu. The Gozen lunch platters include dishes such as three-coloured sesame tofu, crab meat and broad beans with yuzu miso, and delicious Hina sushi, which includes vinegar rice topped with conger eel, shrimp, lotus root, broad bean, carrot, shrimp oboro, shiitake mushroom, dried gourd shavings, egg omelet and salmon roe.

 

The Kaiseki dinner menu also includes Hina sushi plus other dishes such as simmered bamboo shoot, eggplant, spring herring and royal fern roll eoyj soy milk skin; and grilled sablefish and beef garnished with yuzu miso dressing. The meal is rounded off with Sakura mochi rice cakes filled with sweet bean paste and wrapped in a pickled cherry leaf.

 

The Girls’ Festival at Yamazato is celebrated from 1st – 31st March with lunch served from 11.30am – 2.30pm, while dinner starts at 6pm – 10.30pm. The Gozen lunch is priced at Bt1,600++ while the Kaiseki dinner is Bt4,700++.

 

For information and reservations, call +66 (0) 2687-9000 or email: yamazato@okurabangkok.com.

 

 

Source: The Okura Prestige Bangkok.

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