A Tradition to Savour

Singapore, November 2014 – In a culinary tribute to Shogatsu (Japanese New Year), Keyaki presents an authentic New Year Kaiseki crafted from the finest seasonal ingredients imported from Japan. To celebrate an auspicious beginning, Chef Hiroshi Ishii designed this eight-course menu around two culinary focal points, the traditional osechi-ryori and ozouni mochi soup. Available for New Year’s Eve Dinner on 31 December 2014, and New Year’s Lunch and Dinner from 1 to 3 January 2015, the New Year Kaiseki menu is priced at $190.

With a history that dates back to the classic Heian era (794 to 1185), Osechi-ryori is an enduring culinary craft customarily served during the New Year in ornate lacquered boxes or on exquisite porcelain ware. Chef Ishii presents this traditional medley of appetisers with authentic ingredients selected for their enticing flavours and symbolic significance; conveying a delectable epicurean message of auspicious beginnings, good health and prosperity to all. Highlights from the Osechi-ryori presentation include Ise Ebi (Lobster salad), for a luxurious beginning to the New Year; Kuro-mame (Black beans), for good health and hard work; and Bodara (Grilled Cod with Miso), for a rich and abundant culinary journey.

For the final savoury course, guests are invited to enjoy authentic ozouni, a heart-warming soup that symbolises strength and prosperity. This dish features mochi rice cakes enhanced with light and refreshing ingredients such as Fish Cake, Shiitake Mushrooms, Chicken and Yuzu, simmered in Keyaki’s homemade dashi stock.

Apart from osechi-ryori and ozouni, seafood features prominently on the menu as the cold winter waters allow the fish and crustacean to develop a tender layer of fat, while the flesh remains sweet and firm. Highlights include Grilled King Crab with Spicy Cod Roe, Prawn coated with Egg and Mountain Caviar, Chawanmushi with Salmon Roe, Sushi and Sashimi.

“The Japanese New Year is one of the most celebrated festivals in Japan, where family and loved ones gather to bid farewell to the past year and welcome the New Year. I wanted to celebrate this by bringing the culinary aspect of the celebrations to Keyaki. I selected fresh seasonal produce for their symbolic significance to convey an auspicious message and well-wishes to all our guests.” Said Chef Ishii.

Osechi-Ryori
Ise Ebi (Lobster salad)
– A luxurious beginning to the New Year
Yakizakana (Grilled Cod) – A successful career
Kuro-mame (Black Beans) – Good health and hard work
Kazunoko (Herring Roe) – An abundant harvest, and to be gifted with numerous children
Kamboko (Boiled Egg with Red and White Fish Cake) – The red and white colour are reminiscent of the Japanese rising sun, symbolising festive celebrations
Datemaki (Rolled Sweet Egg Omelette) – Scholarship and culture
Bodara (Grilled Cod with Miso) – A rich and abundant culinary journey;
Shin Takenoko Fukumeni (Bamboo Shoot) – Accelerated prosperity and growth

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New Year Kaiseki
Date: 31 December 2014 and 1 to January 2015
Price: $190++
Venue: Keyaki (Level 4), 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Reservations: +65 6826 8240 / celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Menu:

Kobachi
- Prawn coated with Egg, Mountain Caviar and grated Radish
Wan
- Chawanmushi with Salmon Roe
Sashimi
- Toro, Amberjack, Sole and Sweet Shrimp
Osechi-ryori
- Ise Ebi (Lobster salad), Kuro-mame (Black Beans), Kazunoko (Herring Roe); Kamboko (Boiled Egg with Red and White Fish Cake), Datemaki (Rolled Sweet Egg Omelette, Bodara (Grilled Cod with Miso), Shin Takenoko Fukumeni (Bamboo Shoot), Konbu Ni Sake (Simmered Salmon with Konbu)
Yakimono
- Grilled King Crab with Spicy Cod Roe Sauce
Sushi
- Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail and Anago
Ozouni -
Mochi, Chicken, Radish, Carrot, Burdock Root, Shitake Mushroom, Fish Cake, Radish Sprout, Dumplings and Yuzu
Mizumono
- Japanese Musk Melon

Dishes may vary slightly depending on seasonality of ingredients. Prices listed are subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes.

For dining reservations and enquiries, please call  +65 6826 8240 or email celebrate.sin@panpacific.com.

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About Keyaki
The award-winning restaurant, Keyaki, is renowned for its use of fresh ingredients imported from Japan. Chef Hiroshi Ishii, together with his team, presents an array of authentic and immaculately presented sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki and much more. Perched on Level 4 of the hotel, Keyaki is surrounded by a beautifully sculpted Japanese garden and koi pond. This elegant venue provides an authentic setting for the exquisite cuisine.

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