05 May, 2011

Koinobori - 5th May

May 5 is a Japanese national holiday called kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day).

It's traditionally celebrated as Boy's Festival in Japan (called tango-no-sekku) and there is a tradition of hanging up koinobori (carp-shaped streamers) outside houses of families with boys, to pray for their healthy growth.
It's said that koinobori symbolize strength and achievement.

There are many koinobori festivals held around this holiday, with a large number of many different designs and sizes of koinobori displayed outdoors. In Tokyo, 333 koinobori are on display at the foot of Tokyo Tower until May 8, 2011.
It's energizing to watch koinobori swim in the sky.

Today we celebrate tango-no-sekku with you, and we wish for good health for all boys.

Cheers Wendy

04 May, 2011

Fabulous new menus commencing Wednesday 4th May

To celebrate the cooler weather seasonal produce, Ten Japanese Restaurant is introducing a new 5-course and a new 8 course Teppan degustation menu to commence this week.

Fabulous tastes will be sure to please and delight regular customers, and new diners will be impressed by the high standard of top-quality produce and expert culinary skills shown by the teppan chefs, in their uniquely Ten style of Teppanyaki.

Also on Wednesday 4th, Head Chef Daisuke Miyake will showcase his magnificent new 9-course degustation Omakase menu - as perfect in its visual presentation, creativity and artistry, as it is in taste sensations, reflecting contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Go to the menu page from 4th May for full details of the many fabulous new dishes that will commence on that day, then call soon to reserve your seats at the sushi counter or at the teppan grill, or perhaps relax and spoil yourself in a private dining room.

Why not celebrate an early Mothers Day this week and treat Mum to lunch or dinner at Ten Japanese Restaurant? (Ten is open for lunch Thursday – Saturday / closed on Sunday)

See you soon at Ten,

Cheers Wendy