Traditional New Year's Food in Japan
New Year is important holiday in Japan. Most businesses shut down from January 1 to January 3, and families typically gather to spend the days together. On New Year’s Day, various kinds of special dishes are served. Today we would like to introduce Traditional New Year’s Food in Japan:
-Osechi Ryori "Osechi ryori" is a traditional New Year’s feast of an exquisitely prepared collection of foods that is shared among family members or friends. It is usually packed in multiple layers of boxes and there are many dishes in each layer, each dish serving as a symbol or wish for the coming year.
-Ozoni A simple soup, flavored with dashi (a stock made from bonito and/or seaweed) in eastern Japan and with miso in western Japan, served with chewy pieces of mochi (rice cakes). The types of ingredients which go into ozoni differ depending on location but there are three basic components which make up the dish: mochi, soup, and side ingredients such as chicken and vegetables.
Japanese Cuisine has become a global trend and known as healthy food with seasonal ingredients.
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