Kaiseki Meal Featuring Fresh Abalone from the Genkai Sea

Hosted by Uomata
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Experience Location
Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 7 guests
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Halal, Pescetarian, Regional food, With dessert
Get a taste of the highly-coveted Japanese abalone in a 12-dish kaiseki meal that features the best of the Genkai Sea!
Highlights
Indulge in a kaiseki dining experience in Saga’s Karatsu City
Dine at a specialty abalone restaurant, which sources the mollusk from the Genkai Sea
Enjoy 12 luxurious dishes, many featuring domestic abalone
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Uomata is a Japanese restaurant in Saga’s Karatsu City, which was established over 70 years ago and specializes in abalone dishes. Also known as “awabi,” abalone are sea snails, which take about 5 years to reach their full size and must be hand-harvested by experienced divers. An Asian delicacy, abalone is highly-coveted in Japan with a price tag that reflects the high-end nature of the seafood. Abalone are also considered auspicious, or lucky, by some. The shop owner, who has a deep love and appreciation for awabi dishes and the long history of abalone in Japan, sources his abalone from the Genkai region. This luxurious kaiseki course meal includes 12 dishes and, of course, features abalone as the star of the meal. Menu (12 dishes): -Aperitif -An abalone-shaped higashi (dried candy, which is often served during tea ceremonies) -Sakamushi (seafood seasoned with salt and sake, then steamed) -Sashimi -Steamed fish -Seasoned fish -Chawanmushi (savory egg custard) -Miso-grilled abalone -Tempura -Donburi (rice bowl) with either abalone or sea urchin -Soup -Dessert
Inclusions
Kaiseki meal with 12 items (see menu above)
Exclusions
Transportation to/from the restaurant
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The nearest station is JR Hamasaki Station (Chikuhi Line). The restaurant is a 9-minute walk from the station. From Fukuoka City, the restaurant is a 50-minute drive.
Remarks
Please remember to be on time
Experience Location
A tiny city along the seaside of Saga Prefecture, Karatsu City offers glimpses of glorious nature like the rushing Mikaeri Falls and Nanatsugama limestone caves that jut into emerald waters. Visit the Yobuko Fish Market in the early hours of the day for seafood that’s fresh off the boat and local snacks and souvenirs. Then, hop over to Karatsu Castle whose famous winged rooftops tower over the city, overlooking the Karatsu Bay. One of the biggest events in Karatsu is Karatsu Kunichi festival of hikiyama floats, which are lavishly decorated.
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Earliest available date: February 13, 2023
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¥ 11,385
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals