A five-course taste of Japan in the comfort of your home, or at this dimly lit haunt.
On the first floor of Longmarket Street’s multilevel Japanese emporium, Tjing Tjing Momiji offers sophisticated dining, where guests are treated to a kaiseki menu (multi-course Japanese haute cuisine). The Zen-like space echoes the uncomplicated presentations of the authentic dishes, in which the ingredients take centre stage.
In the interests of Covid safety, Momiji has introduced a more concise omakase menu instead of its extensive kaiseki menu. Omakase, which translates to “I’ll leave it up to you” in Japanese, allows diners to be led through a variety of tastes and textures based on the chef’s recommendations.
If you’d prefer to forego dining out entirely, a multi-course menu is available to order as an at-home box, too.
Dine in at Momiji
A judicious and delicious mix of classic Japanese dishes and more modern ones, the five-course menu features local ingredients, meticulously prepared and exquisitely presented. Some of the dishes include sashimi and futomaki (large sushi rolls) for starters, Wagyu and yaki onigiri (rice balls), and purin (Japanese custard pudding) with white soy caramel, miso crème fraîche mousse, rice krispies and kinako brittle for dessert.
Good to know A pescatarian or vegetarian alternative to the standard menu is available.
Cost R395 per person
R195 per person (budget-friendly additional drinks pairing)
Omakase at home
For those who’d prefer to stay at home, a “finish-at-home” box is available for pre-order. The box comes with the same five-course menu as the dine-in option with instructions on how to heat and plate your meal, as well as patron cards with detailed descriptions of each dish. If you’re not a professional chef, don’t worry – minimal effort is required to finish the meal at home.
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