***Winner announced! Congrats to Noelle Greeff who won this fabulous prize.
Tjing Tjing House on Longmarket Street is one of those impossible-to-ignore places, not least for its fantastic decor, but also because it houses four unique and vastly different experiences, each of which offers curious diners a delicious taste of Japan.
On the first floor, you’ll find the beautifully understated Tjing Tjing Momiji restaurant, offering diners a sophisticated yet laidback experience every Friday and Saturday (and by request for groups or private events on other nights).
Executive chef Adri Morel, who has been with Tjing Tjing since 2015 (and is also the brainchild behind Mochi Mochi, Tjing Tjing’s sister wagashi shop), is known for her endless creativity. Along with head chef Nicola Aucamp, Adri has devised an intriguing and exquisitely plated set menu comprising multiple delectable dishes.
For starters, you’ll experience the flavour delights of ingredients such as pickled mussels with wakame and milkbread, aged rump yukke (tartare), smoked sashimi with fermented daikon and sesame tuna nigiri.
The menu leads onto Kinoko dobin-mushi, a traditional Japanese dish in which an aromatic broth and seasonal ingredients are heated and served from a dobin (small teapot).
To do justice mottainai, a Japanese expression expressing regret concerning waste, Momiji has uses the under-utilised Wagyu tongue in a Wagyu and yaki imo dish. Yaki imo is a fire-roasted sweet potato, a typical autumnal street food, served from little trucks on the side of the road in Japan, but Momiji’s version is served with smoked and pickled sweet potato, dashi milk-bread crumbs and black sesame seeds.
Dessert includes preserved apricot ohagi (a rice-based dessert) with toasted-rice ice cream and popped sorghum. And expect an after-dessert treat of mochi with kitto katsu (Kit-Kat).
If this sounds like something you’d like to add to your bucketlist, simply enter our competition and stand a chance to savour this meticulously prepared and beautifully presented feast, complete with drinks pairings for you and three friends.
Chopsticks at the ready – it’s sure to be an evening to remember!
How to win your Japanese extravaganza
Enter your email address in the competition widget, and you could be the lucky recipient of this awesome prize. (You’ll also be subscribing to our free weekly newsletter.)
The winner’s name will be drawn on 7 June 2022, and the prize is redeemable until 30 September 2022 (subject to availability). The total prize is valued at R4 400, and includes food and drinks paired with the dishes.
This competition and its prizes are being offered by Tjing Tjing Momiji, which is solely responsible for ensuring that the winner receives his/her prize. The Inside Guide shall not be liable to entrants of this competition for any prizes, loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising from the running, or otherwise, of this competition. The winners will be notified by email and should reply within 24 hours. Once we have received your email, we will put you in touch with the organisers to arrange your prize. Please note prizes are nontransferrable. Ts + Cs apply.
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