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Nadaman At Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong Presents Feng Shui Fortune Sushi

May 30, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

New Japanese native Sushi Chief Chef Furuyama Masami from Nadaman Japanese Restaurant at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong presents brand new Feng Shui Fortune Sushi.

Feng Shui Fortune Hand Roll Set lInspired by the early works on Chinese feng shui and Taoism, which were brought to Japan, the fundamental concept of Japanese feng shui is thus built on the philosophy of yin and yang and the five elements with reference to I Ching (Book of Changes).  Yin and yang are dualistic forces with an interdependent relationship.  Expanding on this concept are the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – which regulate, either complementing or counteracting, one another.  All these energies must be well balanced to maintain harmony in the universe, as well as optimal mental and physical health for human beings.

Crucial and influential to Japanese culinary culture, the five elements form the traditional principles – go-mi (five flavours), go-shoku (five colours), go-kan (five senses) and more – in creating authentic, healthy Japanese meals.  Emphasising the presence of five colours, the Japanese are also dedicated to balancing the flavours and textures of the five elements to assure both visual appeal and use of the five senses for a pleasant dining indulgence.

Feng Shui Fortune Roll lChef Furuyama sees the importance of five colours and has specially designed a series of Feng Shui Fortune Sushi Set that demonstrates a high level of haute cuisine and food culture.  Through his new sushi delicacies that symbolise the taste of happiness, he extends his warm wishes to his diners for reaching a balanced and harmonious mental and physical state.

Ruled by the philosophy of the five elements, each of Chef Furuyama’s creations has incorporated hues of green, red, yellow, white and black in relation to wood, fire, earth, metal and water, respectively.  Listed below are the creations with their main ingredients to reflect the five elements:

Feng Shui Sushi Sets Five elements/colours and their corresponding ingredients
Feng Shui Fortune Roll (HK$280) Shima-aji mackerel – green (wood)

Maguro tuna – red (fire)

Egg – yellow (earth)

Hirame flounder – white (metal)

Caviar and seaweed – black (water)

Feng Shui Fortune Nigiri Set (HK$250) Flamed shima-aji mackerel – green (wood)

Marinated tuna – red (fire)

Mango – yellow (earth)

Mirugai (Geoduck) – white (metal)

Century egg – black (water)

Feng Shui Fortune Vegetarian Set (HK$180) Okura – green (wood)

Myoga ginger – red (fire)

Young corn – yellow (earth)

Pickled turnip – white (metal)

Shiitake mushroom – black (water)

 

Feng Shui Fortune Hand Roll Set (HK$280) Seaweed – green (wood)

Tobiko – red (fire)

Egg – yellow (earth)

Leek – white (metal)

Black sesame – black (water)

*Maguro tuna, sea urchin and salmon roe may be added according to guests’ preference.

Apart from the above sushi sets, Chef Furuyama also presents the Tai Chi Chirashi Sushi Bowl.  With tai chi as the theme, he meticulously uses maguro tuna, white fish, salmon, amaebi (sweet shrimp) and other ingredients to form the shape of tai chi.  Each bowl is available for only HK$230.

Japanese native Chef Furuyama joined the hotel in March 2014 as sushi chief chef at Nadaman.  With approximately 20 years of work experience as a sushi chef, he brings not only a handful of techniques, but also exciting dining adventure to diners.  He is skilled in the art of Edomae sushi and is passionate about adding a touch of creativity to traditional fare.  Prior to his current position, he served as sushi chief chef at Zipangu by Nadaman in Tokyo.

Located on Lower Level 2, Nadaman incorporates strong Japanese flavours with a contemporary twist through its interior.  Combining a range of Japanese dining experiences within one restaurant, Nadaman’s main dining area includes a sushi bar, double teppanyaki grills and a private teppanyaki room.  The teppanyaki room seats up to 16 persons and is also known as the T-room for its long T-shaped table with a teppanyaki grill at the end.  It features a cooking theatre with a dedicated chef.  A divisible deluxe private dining room and tatami room are also available.

* All pricesare subject to a 10 per cent service charge.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka.  For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

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