Sunday, July 10, 2016

Japan Travel Part 5: Suginoi Kanazawa | Michelin 2-Star Restaurant #Kaiseki

Another memorable experience in Kanazawa is lunch feast in Suginoi. Kanazawa Suginoi is a kaiseki or a traditional Japanese cuisine, restaurant. And to our treat, it was awarded a Michelin 2-star in 2016. 2 of 3 being the highest means that Suginoi is deserving of a visit for that excellent cuisine, skillfully and carefully crafted dishes of finest quality. Just lovely!

Suginoi, Kanazawa. Suginoi is a kaiseki restaurant, a traditional, luxurious Japanese dining art form that balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food.  
Inside Suginoi, Kanazawa. 
We were ushered to our dining room. The setting is very warm and cozy. Japanese are the sweetest, I swear. They are very engaging. 

Kids have their own set meal with Omurice, Tempura, Fish, Fruits. 
JB was treated a steak for his main dish. 

I was treated with the traditional kaiseki, slow fine dining. As such, the highlights were not only the tastefulness, but also the physical presentation and style of serving it. Here goes, I don't know each name though, and I do hope I got the order right, but basically it features the starters, main courses, shokuji (rice and miso soup), and cap off with a dessert. I will try to match those that I can with that of the text book order and definition. 

Tome-wan (止椀?): a miso-based or vegetable soup served with rice. 
Mizumono (水物?): a seasonal dessert. 
Everything was in divine order. I'm forever charmed! 


Marvin said...

This post makes me hungry. I love Japanese food and I am happy now because I can eat Japanese food even not going to Japan. Thank you for sharing
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Werner Ebner said...

What's up, just wanted to tell you, I loved this post. It was practical. Keep on posting!

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