Hong Kong Japanese Restaurant Serves Sakura Inspired Kaiseki Set Dinner

Hong Kong Restaurant Review

A Japanese restaurant in Kowloon is serving a Sakura Kaiseki Set Dinner in celebration of Cherry Blossom Season in Japan. The eight course menu features dishes with seasonal ingredients prepared  in a variety of styles.

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Main dining room of Sagano at the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel in Kowloon. Photo Credit: Accidental Travek Writer.

 

Kaiseki is a multi-course Japanese style set meal, which often features seasonal and local ingredients.

Served on trays to individual diners, each course is often prepared in a different way.

Sagano,  the Japanese restaurant at the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel in Kowloon, varies its kaiseki menu every one or two months.

In celebration of the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan, the Japanese restaurant serves a Sakuran Keiseki Set Dinner during the months of March  and April.

Keiseki set dinners at the eatery follow a similar pattern each month: they begin with a tray full of appetizers followed by sashimi, a stewed dish, a grilled dish, a deep-fried dish, a vinegared dish, sushi, and dessert.

My favourtite courses were the appetizers, which had a pleasant combination of flavours and textures, the sashimi – especially the fatty tuna, and the dessert. I loved the unusual  combination of fruit and jelly.

I didn’t particularly care for the spring vegetable tempura. Two of the veggies were a bit too bitter for  my taste.

Sushi was the last course before dessert, and it represented one of the biggest surprises of the evening. The egg, boiled shrimp, dried gourd, and sea eel fell a bit flat. It looked better than it tasted.

But the red miso soup that accompanied it was the best miso soup I have ever had.

 

Sakura Kaiseki Set Dinner

Appetizer

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Appetizers include Sakura Egg Bean Curd with Lily Bulbs and Sea Urchin, Toyama Squid with Sour Miso Paste, Sea Bream Sushi, and Salmon Roe with Yuzu Sauce. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Sakura Assorted Sashimi

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Fatty tuna, striped jack, and founder. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Stewed Dish

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Stewed scallop sakura cake. Photo Credit: New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel.

Grilled Dish

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Grilled Spanish mackerel. Stewed scallop sakura cake. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Deep-fried Dish

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Spring vegetable tempura. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

 Vinegared Dish

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Zuwai crabmeat and cockle in vinegar sauce. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Sakura Assorted Sushi

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Egg, boiled shrimp, dried gourd, and sea eel with red miso soup.. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Dessert

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Sakura ice cream with strawberry and shiratama with sakura (white wine) jelly. Photo Credit: New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel.

Sagano is one of seven food and beverage outlets at the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, which was formerly known as the Hotel Nikko Hongkong.

In addition to a sushi bar, there is an adjoining teppanyaki grill called Teppanyaki Ranzan.

Where

Sagano, New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, Tsim Sha Tusi East, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Telephone: (852) 2313 4215.  Nearest MTR station: East Tsim Sha Tsui. Also within walking distance of Hung Hom Station.

 

 

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