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Unveiling the Distinctions: Western Pumpkin vs. Japanese Kabocha

Unveiling the Distinctions: Western Pumpkin vs. Japanese Kabocha

Pumpkin vs Kabocha One of the most asked questions is, “What is the difference between Western Pumpkin and Japanese Kabocha?” often arises, and for those who have savored both varieties, the distinctions become delightfully apparent. Having experienced pumpkins outside of Japan, I noticed that what 

Shinoda Maki: Aburaage Magic! Elevate Your Osechi: Juicy Chicken Filling Rolled in Aburaage. 

Shinoda Maki: Aburaage Magic! Elevate Your Osechi: Juicy Chicken Filling Rolled in Aburaage. 

Shinoda Maki in Osechi Symbolize Good Relationships for the New Year. In the vibrant array of Osechi, where each dish carries profound symbolism, Shinoda Maki stands out as a celebration of good relationships. As we usher in the New Year, this delightful dish extends its 

Turn Mochi into Tasty Oil-Free Rice Snacks! Recipes in 1 Minute! | Any leftover Mochi? Make It!

Turn Mochi into Tasty Oil-Free Rice Snacks! Recipes in 1 Minute! | Any leftover Mochi? Make It!

Our No.1 go-to Snack is “Rice Snacks” (not Potato Chips) In the heart of Japanese culinary heritage, an age-old tradition meets modern innovation as we delve into the world of soy sauce-flavored rice snacks crafted from leftover Kirimochi. Kirimochi, a widely available semi-dried form of 

Sake Kasu (Sake Lees) A little-known, hidden superfood in Japan.

Sake Kasu (Sake Lees) A little-known, hidden superfood in Japan.

What is Sake Kasu? Sake Kasu / From Generation to Generation: A Flavorful Journey with Japanese Sake Kasu and Traditional Kitchen Staples Sake Kasu, also known as sake lees, is a byproduct of the sake-making process. It is the leftover mash that remains after sake 

Welcoming a Long and Happy Life with Savory Shrimp | Ebi-no-Umani for Osechi

Welcoming a Long and Happy Life with Savory Shrimp | Ebi-no-Umani for Osechi

Symbolic wishes for longevity. “Ebi no Umani,” a delightful component of Osechi Ryori, beautifully intertwines culinary excellence with symbolic wishes for longevity. Not only does the color red express the celebration in Japanese culture, it is filled with the hope that you will live a 

Mastering Tazukuri: A Sweet and Savory Delight for Osechi | A Taste of Prosperity and Abundance

Mastering Tazukuri: A Sweet and Savory Delight for Osechi | A Taste of Prosperity and Abundance

Tazukuri is rooted in agricultural prosperity. Japanese Tazukuri, a classic dish featured in Osechi Ryori, is a delightful and symbolic addition to the traditional New Year’s feast. Tazukuri translates to “making rice paddy,” and this dish consists of tiny, candied dried sardines meticulously coated in 

Kumquat Compote | Symbol of Prosperity in Japanese Osechi | Wealthy New Year Tradition GET RICH 2024!

Kumquat Compote | Symbol of Prosperity in Japanese Osechi | Wealthy New Year Tradition GET RICH 2024!

Symbolizing Wealth and Prosperity Kumquat Compote, known as “Kinkan-no-Kanroni” (金柑の甘露煮) in Japanese, is a delightful addition to Osechi Ryori, symbolizing wealth and prosperity for the upcoming year. When transformed into a compote, the vibrant and tangy kumquats bring forth a burst of sweet and slightly 

“Nanakusa-gayu”Using Leftovers for a Vibrant Herbal Porridge | The Secret Recipe to Stay Fit!

“Nanakusa-gayu”Using Leftovers for a Vibrant Herbal Porridge | The Secret Recipe to Stay Fit!

Purifying Nanakusa Gayu Porridge for the New Year On January 7th, Japanese tradition calls for savoring “Nanakusa Gayu” – a Seven Herbs Porridge. After days of indulgent Osechi feasts, this wholesome bowl cleanses both body and spirit while setting intentions for health in the coming 

Prep & Simmer! Easy Japanese Ozoni in 10 Minutes! Japanese New Year Mochi Soup

Prep & Simmer! Easy Japanese Ozoni in 10 Minutes! Japanese New Year Mochi Soup

Auspicious New Year’s Ozoni Soup One dish I eagerly await every January 1st is ozoni soup – the quintessential Japanese New Year’s meal. While I adore this soul-warming bowl, who really wants to labor over a hot stove on Day 1?My secret is preparing components 

My Homemade Osechi Ryori: Decoding Japan’s New Year Culinary Delights!-Japanese New Year Food

My Homemade Osechi Ryori: Decoding Japan’s New Year Culinary Delights!-Japanese New Year Food

Ring in Luck, Health and Prosperity New Year’s Eve and Day are two of Japan’s most important holidays. For over 20 years, I’ve kept tradition alive by preparing Osechi Ryori – the celebratory feast packed with symbolic foods that represent wishes of luck, health and