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Healthy Japanese cuisine for summer

JAPANESE cuisine in summer is one of the perfect options - delicate and healthy. It's also the season when eel and the Carangidae fish family are at their best.

These include jacks, pompanos, jack mackerels and scads, among others.

Some of Shanghai's finest Japanese restaurants are located in five-star hotels. From delicious sashimi, sushi, noodles to traditional tataki, kaiseki and tempura, all are part of authentic Japanese cuisine.

Nadaman on level two of the Grand Tower at Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai serves the finest in traditional Japanese cuisine and culinary art - a culmination of over 180 years of knowledge and experience handed down through generations.

With its sleek, contemporary decor designed by the internationally recognized Japanese interior design house, Super Potato Co Ltd, Nadaman provides an exquisite environment to relax and entertain.

The Sake Yaki brunch menu is a sizzling multi-feast concept that combines the best of sake and teppanyaki offerings, available on Saturdays and Sundays.

At 388 yuan (US$58.78), subject to 15-percent service charge, guests can enjoy unlimited orders and endless free-flow alcoholic and other beverages.

The menu includes a premium selection, focusing on teppanyaki and tempura, sashimi and other appetizers are available. Guests will enjoy live cooking from the theatrical open grill at various stations. There's plenty for meat and seafood lovers, with a variety of quality beef, foie gras, deep-sea fish, crustaceans, snow crab and jumbo shrimp can be enjoyed.

The Sake Bar has plenty of offerings. Cocktail concoctions include Sake-Tini (sake, dry gin), Samurai (sake, Cintreau, lime juice), Geisha (sake, Campari, lime juice), Yuzu-Sake (sake, lemon, honey, soda water) and Green Japan (sake, gin, green tea liqueur, lemon juice).

The tasteful Yamazato at Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai is now fitted with common seats to preserve privacy, as well as distinctive private rooms.

The sushi counter in the center of the hall offers diverse dishes in a refined atmosphere.

In this world of delicacies, each guest can fully enjoy fresh seasonal food and a painstakingly prepared sumptuous feast. The chef from Okura is skilled in all Japanese cuisine.

In July, Yamazato features handmade Carangidae sushi as well as eel, which is rich in nutrition and easy to digest.

There are six private rooms, which can accommodate four to 24 guests. Privacy is guaranteed, making it an ideal choice for treating important guests and friends. The venue is also suitable for banquets for birthday parties and other gatherings.

At Reizenya Japanese restaurant in the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, guests can experience a full range of cuisine, including a mouth-watering selection of much-loved tataki.

This is tataki you may never have tasted. It features delicious thin slices of rich yellow tail, quickly seared, lightly marinated and served up with ginger and a variety of seasonings.

Tataki, which means "pounded" or "hit into pieces," is a manner of preparation. The meat or fish is seared very briefly (the inside is rare), marinated in vinegar, sliced thinly and seasoned with ginger.


Address: 2/F, Grand Tower, Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai, 33 Fucheng Rd, Pudong

Tel: 2828-6888


Address: 2/F, Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai, 58 Maoming Rd S.

Tel: 6415-1111 ext 5216


Address: 1/F, Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, 100 Changliu Rd, Pudong

Tel: 3871-4888


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