The Only Time of Year we Make Traditional Japanese Food…Sort of

A Japanese american take on traditional Japanese New Years food.

Our family is very americanized and we often do not cook japanese food on a normal basis. The only time we whip out the cookbooks and spend time to prepare authentic (not really) Japanese food is for New Years day. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the food.

Makizushi

Inari and makizushi

Kabocha (pumpkin)

Chicken Karaage

Uh panko coated fried meat

Kinpira/gobo

Sekihan

Tri-layered Mochi (more of a hawaiian recipe)

Spam Musubi (not japanese, definitely Hawaiian)

Umm ground beef on lotus root wheels

The traditional array of japanese new years foods. I really don’t know what most of this stuff is except for the kamoboko (white thing), beans (center), and duh oranges.

Daikon salad (probably not traditional)

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!

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One response

  1. This looks like a lot of fun! Great post.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:28 am

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