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Dig Into Pink Baos And Sakura Sushi At This Beachside Japanese Bar

By Jessica Best
14th Sep 2020

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Sydney’s resident beachside rock n roll bar, Daniel San, is hosting its second month-long festival dedicated to all things cherry blossom, so clear your foodie schedules.

Paying tribute to Japanese heritage, Daniel San's cherry blossom festival will feature pink-hued feeds and cherry-licious cocktails, plus a forest of pink cherry blossom trees woven throughout the venue. The festival is a nod to time-honoured tradition in Japanese culture known as Hanami—when people gather to drink, sing and admire the blooming of cherry trees—a symbolic time of renewal and meeting new friends.

mochi balls with ice cream fillingKicking off at Daniel San on Wednesday 23 September, you'll be in for the likes of Sakura mochi ball skewers with an ice-cream centre, pink pork bao buns and even cherry blossom-infused sushi. 

"Sakura, or the blossoms of a Cherry Tree, bloom for around two weeks and colour the city in the most glorious pink twilight, " head chef James Bae said in a statement.

"After what’s been an ordinary year for everybody, I’ve infused the Sakura colour into our specialty food menu to bring those same healing energies and a chance to reconnect to our local community."

cherry blossom inspired cocktailsIn addition to the Sakura-coloured Japanese dishes, Jinzu gin has designed a cherry blossom themed cocktail menu featuring exclusively pink takes on classics like a Gin Fizz, Sakura gin martini or a cherry blossom bellini. Cherry Blossom enthusiasts can order a la carte from the pink pop-up menu or those that want to sample a little of everything can book in for two hours of bottomless cherry blossom bellini's and enjoy a Sakura tasting plate for just $59.00 per person. 

Head here for more information.

The Details

What: Cherry Blossom Festival
When: Wednesday 23 September until Saturday 31 October
Where: Daniel San, Manly

Sydney Tower has also just transformed into a late-night bar.

Image credit: Daniel San

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