Monday, 2 August 2021

Hosting a Japanese Themed Party Night

 Hey lovelies

As the Olympics are in full swing, today I am back with some ideas, to hold your very own Japanese style party evening.

There is nothing wrong with embracing new cultures and wading into a world that you know nothing about and if you want to get started, think about food. Food is cultural. Recipes are handed down through families for generations, and food options are usually limited depending on where you live in the world, too. One of the best things that you can do to have a night that’s a little different is to choose a themed dinner with your friends. 

 

In this article, we’re going to give you some awesome tips for hosting a Japanese-themed evening. From a bubble tea starter to the way the table is set out, you can host a delicious evening that everyone can enjoy. Not only that, but you get a chance to learn a little something along the way. Below, we’ve got some tips to help you to discover Japanese food culture while enjoying time with your best friends.

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  • Consider the arrangement. In Japanese culture, presentation is everything. Food is presented in different bowls and dishes, carefully chosen to ensure the harmony between the ingredients as much as the plates that they are served on. It’s important that you choose a beautiful table set to ensure that the experience is correct. You want re lacquer trays, chopstick rests, bamboo sake cups and more! Don't forget to match the table colors to the seasons!
  • Go for seasonal ingredients. Japanese meals are simple, seasonal and delicious and seasonal foods are key in the culture. The flavors of the food are amplified when you choose seasonal options, as they are a true representation of how mother nature intended them to taste. Appetizers like Japanese omelette, chrysanthemum leaves with sesame sauce, homemade tofu and more are just perfect! The next courses are usually party pleasers like meat and veggie skewers, with grilled veggies and sushi balls (temari). Dessert is usually finger foods like cake bites and caramelized apples. Japanese pear compote is also popular.
  • Go to the Japanese markets. If you’re confused about any ingredients or you want menu help, go to the Japanese markets rather than the mainstream stores. You’ll find help and tons of tasty ingredients there. Make your dipping sauces and dessert platters ahead of time to make a difference. You can even set the table ahead with the best layout and fresh flowers too.
  • Get crafty. You can use kimono belts as table runners and yuzu fruit as a centerpiece, and you can also make your own napkin rings, too. The idea here is that you can create a whole experience for your guests rather than just be a regular dinner party. Your menu should be fully inspired by Japanese culture, as should your music choices before and after dinner. You can even get a low table and cushions for floor seating over anything else.

 

Research may be required for the perfect meal, but it’s going to be one big experience that you can all enjoy and it will be a really lovely way to spend time with your friends.

 


Have you ever done a themed dinner party?

Till next time

Ali





* This is a collaborative post, but any given opinion is my own**


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