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kaiseki

[ kahy-sek-ee ]
/ ˈkaɪ sɛk i /
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noun

a traditional type of Japanese cuisine in which a succession of very small, exquisite dishes are served:He is a master of kaiseki, which is as artistic as it is delicious.

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Origin of kaiseki

First recorded in 1915–20; Japanese: literally “meeting place,” equivalent to kai “meeting, gathering” + seki “a place, seat”
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