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.


Inari and makizushi

Kabocha (pumpkin)

Chicken Karaage

Uh panko coated fried meat



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)



One response

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

    January 8, 2011 at 12:28 am

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