Traditonal new years food!!!!!!!!!! (In Japan)

New years, in Japan it means good quality food. In Japan people eat a special selection of food. This food is called, osechi-ryōri it consists of boiled seaweed (konbu), fish cake (kamaboko), mashed sweet potato with chestnut (kurikinton), simmered burdock root (kinpara gobō), and sweetened black soybeans (kuroname).

Examples of the tasty food

The dishes that make up osechi each have a special meaning celebrating the New Year. Some examples are:

Daidai (橙), Japnese bitter orange. Daidai means "from generation to generation" when written in different Kanji as 代々. Like kazunoko below, it symbolizes a wish for children in the New Year.

  • Datemaki (伊達巻 or 伊達巻き), sweet rolled omelette mixed with fish paste or mashed shrimp. They symbolize a wish for many auspicious days. On auspicious days (晴れの日, hare-no-hi), Japanese people traditionally wear fine clothing as a part of enjoying themselves. One of the meanings associated with the second kanji includes "fashionability," derived from the illustrious dress of the Samurai from Date Han.
  • kamaboko (蒲鉾), broiled fish cake. Traditionally, slices of red and white kamaboko are alternated in rows or arranged in a pattern. The color and shape are reminiscent of Japan rising sun, and have a celebratory, festive meaning.
  • Kuro-mame (黒豆), black soybeans. Mame also means "health," symbolizing a wish for health in the New Year.
  • Kohaku-namasu (紅白なます), literally "red-white vegetable kuai," is made of daikon and carrot cut into thin strips and pickled in sweetened vinegar with yuzu flavor.
  • Tai (鯛), red sea-bream. Tai is associated with the Japanese word medetai, symbolizing an auspicious event.
  • Tazukuri (田作り), dried sardines cooked in soy sauce. The literal meaning of the kanji in tazukuri is "rice paddy maker," as the fish were used historically to fertilize rice fields. The symbolism is of an abundant harvest.
  • Zoni (雑煮), a soup of mochi rice cakes in clear broth (in eastern Japan) or miso broth (in western Japan).
  • Ebi (エビ), skewered prawns cooked with sake and soy sauce.
  • Nishiki tamago (錦卵), egg roulade; the egg is separated before cooking, yellow symbolizing gold, and white symbolizing silver.

You can buy it from the store

I would love to try it!!!!!!!!! it would be absolutley delicously tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Japanese new year...In japan!!!

Wednesday, Jan. 1st, 12am




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