It’s always rather fun when you come up with the idea to host a dinner party for friends. And sometimes it’s nice to incorporate a theme into the evening. Today we’re going to give your party an elegant eastern feel and take you on an exotic journey to Japan. Incorporating some of these elements into your dinner party means you’ll have an opulent sushi style party that is colorful, fun, healthy and lavish.
An Asian themed dinner party is all about dainty beauty, beautiful decoration, and delicious cuisine. Decorate with pretty parasols and enchanting paper lanterns. You can go with string lanterns across mirrors or doors, or choose large colorful lanterns to place around the room. Decorate the table with candles and cherry blossom for an elegant, exotic touch. And for serving up your Japanese dinner don’t forget to invest in some beautiful ceramic bowls with authentic Japanese design. Rice bowls add an elegant touch, and of course, next to your dinnerware you’ll want to place pretty chopsticks to really highlight the theme. Wooden sake cups, fortune cookies, and chopstick rests will add to even more flavor to your Oriental theme.
What’s On The Menu?
Ok, so these recipes might take a little effort, but they are going to look amazing, and your guests will be delighted. So it’s worth taking the time to perfect them! First up, why not try creating a traditional Japanese bento box. These will look super plush on the table and are quite easy to make. In your box, you should include edamame beans and fresh fruit such as pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries. And then you’ll need to add the sushi. If you don’t know how to make your own sushi, here’s a sushi making guide to help you learn. It’s a great skill to have so totally worth the effort! For your main dish, you could try the popular Katsu pork with sticky rice. Follow the click for a superstar recipe that will have you looking professional in no time. For dessert consider showcasing the ever pretty Namagashi. Namagashi is a broad term for any type of sweet dessert that looks pretty enough to present at a tea ceremony. They often contain sweet fruit jellies, and they come in the shape of pretty little flowers and other intricate designs. Namagahsi is actually a type of Wagashi, which literally translates to Japanese confectionery. You can see some Namagashi recipes right here and try your hand at making some truly exceptional and pretty delights.
Add A Dash Of Sake
Of course, no Japanese dinner is going to be complete without sake. Sake is a Japanese drink which is made up of rice, koji, and water. It’s sweet and is an absolute staple in Japan. Serve your sake in authentic wooden or ceramic cups. It can be served with food, but it tastes even better enjoyed after your meal. Sake can be served at room temperature, warm or chilled. And it makes for the perfect end to your Japanese themed dinner.