Happy Chinese New Year guys!
After eating all the tarts and cookies, perhaps you might be interested to try out some flavour of Hanami at Cube_1, Istean the Japan Store Kuala Lumpur.
Thanks to Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd (DNP), I was able to experience the Flavour of Hanami Live Presentation and Tasting by Chef Shogo Sasaki (chef from the famous restaurant IZUU in Kyoto) before I went off for CNY holiday.
I was lucky enough to experience hanami when I was in Toyko 3 years back and it was one of the best cultural experience I ever have. Hanami means enjoying the blooming cherry blossom with food and camaraderie. To help us Malaysian emulate a similar experience and learn about the traditional Japan custom, DNP brings the Flavour of Hanami which showcases hanami themed activities, including the Gallery where we learn about the history of Hanami bento boxes, and follow by the Theater whereby a short video of Japan's four seasons and history of Kyoto food was presented.
Lastly, it is the live presentation and tasting where Chef Shoga Sasaki showed us how to make his two signature dishes, Saba-sugatazushi (mackerel sushi) and Chirasizushi (scattered topping sushi).
The sushi was amazingly delicious!!!
After showcasing his signature dishes, Chef Sasaki also told us the story behind IZZU's logo. IZZU has long been a part of Japan's culinary history as it was the first restaurant in the world to offer mackerel sushi.
Over the course of four weekend up till the end of March, four renowned Japanese chefs will carry out live presentations of their Kyoto-style Japanese specialties. The other upcoming live presentation and tasting sessions as below:
Tsuruse: 18 – 19 February 2017
Chikurin: 4 – 5 March 2017
Kinobu: 18 – 19 March 2017
There are three session per day, 12pm - 130pm, 3pm - 430pm, or 6pm to 730pm. Seats are limited to the first 25 people and the entrance ticket is RM100 (including GST). Ticket can be purchased here and you can even get an early bird promotion price at RM80 only!
You would not want to miss this opportunity to taste these dishes otherwise would only be found upon visiting Kyoto.
Thank you again Chef Shogo Sasaki.