Usually held on the third day of the third month each year in Japan, Hinamatsuri – or Girls’ Festival – is a centuries old celebration in which families honour their young women. During the festivities, dolls known as Hina are put on display and girls hold parties with their friends at which traditional foods such as sweet and savoury rice crackers and multicoloured rice cakes are eaten.
To mark the festival, The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Michelin Plate Japanese restaurant Yamazato is offering special Gozen lunch platters and Kaiseki dinner. The Gozen lunch platters include dishes such as three-coloured sesame tofu, shrimp and broad beans with yuzu miso, and delicious Hina sushi, which comprises 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 also includes Hina sushi plus other courses such as a simmered dish of bamboo shoot, eggplant, spring herring and udo of mountain vegetable; and a grilled dish of Spanish mackerel and Wagyu garnished with yuzu miso dressing. The meal is rounded off with traditional rice cakes filled with sweet bean paste and wrapped in a pickled cherry leaf.
The Girls’ Festival at Yamazato is celebrated from 1 – 24 March 2019, lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Priced at Baht 1,400++ per person for Gozen lunch and Baht 4,700++ per person for Kaiseki dinner.
Yamazato Restaurant is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. For information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or book on our website www.okurabangkok.com
Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.