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Definition of "kaiseki" []

  • A style of Japanese cuisine involving a series of small, intricate dishes; a tasting menu (noun)

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Use "kaiseki" in a sentence
  • "The word kaiseki has been written in Japanese both with characters meaning "party meal" basically, "banquet" and with characters meaning "warming stone," related to a heated stone used to ward off hunger pangs at Zen monasteries, the latter implying that the meal was spiritually as well as physically sustaining."
  • "Kikunoi Yokan, a Japanese dessert, with chrysanthemum petals at Kikunoi The term kaiseki is tossed about a lot these days, and commonly claimed by many "nouvelle" restaurants in Japan's changing food scene."
  • "If it has ever occurred to you, as it has to me lately, how the food of some superstar French and Spanish chefs leads right back to the Japanese tradition of exquisite little plates called kaiseki, this book confirms that idea."
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