Visiting Guppy is always a pleasure. It serves the best Japanese food in the city, thanks to Chef Vikram Khatri and his team of award winning Chefs, dining at Guppy is an enjoyable experience every time. Guppy’s Guide to Hanami is a tribute to the Hanami Festival and brings to you Hanami inspired food and cocktails summer menu.
The best part about seasonal menus at Guppy is the ingredients used. The seasonal produce is used at its full potential to produce a visual and gastronomical delight and the menu for Hanami Festival at Guppy is just that.
Beat the heat with your choice from the salad section – Fennel, Sweet Lime and Greens Salad provides the much needed respite from the heat. Tenderloin Tataki has seared tenderloin slices, cripsy garlic chips and truffle ponzu and brings together various textures and flavors. Crisp Calamari Tempura is served with a tangy nanbonzuke sauce and makes a great bite on to go with the special cocktails.
fennel, sweet lime and greens salad
ceviche dressed vegetables
crisp calamary tempura
You can select any Sushi at Guppy and you will love it. Mango and Avocado Cream Cheese Roll and its non-veg variant Mango and Tuna Roll make good use of mango and the combination is delectable – the sweetness of mangoes, the spicy sriracha, the kick of the wasabi and gari makes a flavor combo like nothing else. Soft-shell Crab Tempura is used in Dynamite Spider Rolls and along with the spicy dressing makes a great sushi variant.
salmon expression roll
mango and avocado cream cheese roll
dynamite spider roll
From the mains we tried the Braised Kabayaki Eel – fillets of Eel dipped in sweet soy sauce and braised, served on a bed of black and white rice. Hiyashi Tanuki Cha Soba is an interesting dish – green Tea flavored buckwheat noodles, tempura fritters, radish, wasabi and soy flavored dashi broth, served chilled – perfect for the summers. Edamame and Corn Cake was the favorite from the vegetarian mains.
edamame and corn cake
grilled chinese cabbage and miso tofu
braised kabayaki eel
hiyashi tanuki cha soba
The dessert menu for the Hanami Festival has just 2 choices – Rain Drop Cake & Nashi Pear Flan – the portions are generous, so order accordingly. We tried the Nashi Pear Flan and loved it – the puff pastry, sliced pear, berry compote & pastry cream make a great dessert.
nashi pear flan
The special cocktail menu for the Hanami Festival has some interesting choices. Samurai Slash is made with fresh kiwi, Yubari melon, soju and lime and is quite refreshing; Strawberry Sumo was a bit too sweet for our liking; Tokyo Dawn is again refreshing to the core – soju, pomegranate, kaffir lime doing the magic; Mangatini is made of sochu, passion fruit and lime juice and is well balanced.
On till June 10, 2017, the Hanami Festival is a tribute to the fresh produce of the season. It celebrates the end of the harsh weather and welcomes the spring season.