#NewMenuAlert: Don’t Miss Guppy’s Hanami Inspired Menu This May

The Hanami (or Cherry Blossom viewing) is quite a thing in Japan and many get together over food and drinks to celebrate the festival

NDTV Food  |  Updated: May 22, 2018 14:00 IST

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#NewMenuAlert: Don’t Miss Guppy’s Hanami Inspired Menu This May
Highlights
  • The tradition of Hanami also has deep roots in the Japanese culture
  • The period is one of the most significant events in the Japanese calendar
  • Guppy's #HowToHanami festival is on now for a very limited time
Sitting under a Cherry Blossom tree and gazing at the pale, pink blooms that stretch over miles can be one of the most satisfying things to do in Spring season in Japan. That's exactly what thousands of Japanese do come April-May. The Hanami (or Cherry Blossom viewing) is quite a thing in Tokyo and its surrounding cities, and many get together over food and drinks, purely for the purpose of enjoying the sakura and to thank nature for its bounty. The tradition of Hanami also has deep roots in the Japanese culture; it is connected to the Buddhist principle of Mindfulness, which encourages you to live in the present. The glory of the Cherry Blossoms lasts only for a few weeks sadly and serves as a reminder to value what is in front of you without a care about the past or future. The period is one of the most significant events in the Japanese calendar and, needless to say, great food is a major part of the festivities. Families and friends flock to outdoor spaces for picnics to enjoy the flowering Cherry Blossom trees.
 
cherry blossom

The Hanami (or Cherry Blossom viewing) is quite a thing in Tokyo

Even though the chances of finding a blooming Cherry Blossom tree in Delhi are slim, Chef Vikram Khatri & Saurabh Sharan of Delhi's Guppy are keeping the soul of Hanami intact with a delightful menu specially created to enjoy the season's best.

Guppy's #HowToHanami festival is on now for a very limited time with a Hanami-inspired menu that will be served through the month of May.



The menu is really well put-together and offers a mix of Guppy's classic dishes along with a few new dishes created for this festival.

wasabi prawns

The menu is really well put-together and offers a mix of Guppy's classic dishe
 

char grilled sweet potato teriyaki

Char Grilled Sweet Potato Teriyaki

eel tamago yaki

Eel Tamago Yaki

A flavourful appetiser can make or break the entire dining experience. At Guppy's #HowToHanami festival, the appetisers serve as the perfect first course for the riot of flavours that follow. Our top picks include: Pork Shumai (steamed pork dumplings), Tuna Tataki (thin slices of tuna served with braised onions and served with a ponzu dressing) and Hiyayako Chilled Tofu (silken tofu with citrus soy and sesame).
 

pork shumai

Pork Shumai

kale goma ae

Kale Goma-ae

The Rice & Ramen bowls - very, very trendy at the moment - can be your go-to main course if you are feeling stuffed already! The Sudori Chicken Rice Bowl and the Hiyashi Tanuki Soba are definitely worth going back for.

 
tanuki soba

Tanuki Soba



Comments

As Guppy takes on a Hanami hue this month, go try the extended menu over some great cocktails by their resident mixologist Nishant. One the best things about Japanese food is that it doesn't sit heavy in your tummy and so there's lots you can try and experiment with. That's what we did - and were simply bowled over by the fresh, clean flavours and the huge variety on offer.

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Samurai Slash

Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
When: Lunch: 12 to 3.30; Dinner: 7pm to 12.30am
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