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Taking a bite of Japanese culture

May 01. 2018
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Dean & Deluca turns to the Land of this Rising Sun this month, with a new Taste of Japan menu featuring five Japanese-influenced dishes and two luscious sakura-inspired drinks.

Each comforting creation combines distinctive characteristics of Japanese cuisine together with Dean & Deluca signature flair. 

First up on the seasonal menu is Cold Somen Noodle Salad with Tiger Prawn (Bt385), a refreshing and light dish drizzled with ginger sesame vinaigrette. For something heavier, opt for Gyukatsu Burger (Bt455) featuring sliced beef katsu stuffed with mozzarella cheese, tonkatsu sauce, wasabi mayo, and served with French fries. 

Next up, Mentaiko Smoked Salmon Tagliolini (Bt325) comes in a smooth garlic cream sauce; a dish created specially for pasta lovers. Also on offer are rice dishes Butadon with Onsen Egg (Bt175- Bt275) for pork enthusiasts, and Chicken Tsukune Donburi (Bt155-Bt275) for chicken devotees. These two dishes come with suimono or Japanese clear soup. 

A Taste of Japan wouldn’t be complete without some sakura flowers. The barista team unveils two special sakura-inspired drinks: Iced Sakura Cream Cheese Matcha Latte (Bt150) and Sakura Cream Cheese Matcha Milkshake (Bt175). Clad in a delicate pink hue, the drinks are a real treat for both the taste buds and the eyes, featuring key ingredients such as sakura syrup, home-made sakura cream cheese, home-made matcha panna cotta and grated white chocolate. The subtle flavours of green tea and sakura offer the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The drinks are available only in medium size at all stores except the Suvarnabhumi Airport outlet. 

The full Taste of Japan menu is available at all outlets including MahaNakhon Cube, Central Embassy, the EmQuartier and the Crystal until May 27. 

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