Crisp yet tender with bursts of sweet and savory flavors, Kinpira Renkon, or Japanese Lotus Root Stir Fry, is a classic home-cooked side dish.
Creamy with a natural mild sweetness, Amazake or sweet sake is a popular Japanese hot drink during the New Year’s. Made with rice koji, it is also a healthy drink to improve your immune system.
After indulgence of Japanese New Year feast, Nanakusa Gayu (seven herb rice porridge) is eaten on January 7 to help our stomachs recover.
With just a handful of ingredients and 15 minutes, this Warm Mushrooms Salad with Sesame Dressing can jazz up your dinner any night of the week.
Cross over into the New Year with a piping hot bowl of soba noodle soup – a tradition called Toshikoshi Soba. It’s a simple Japanese noodle dish to melt away the hardship of the past year and welcome the journey ahead.
Flavorful salmon rolled up in kombu and tied with kanpyo (gourd strips), Salmon Kombu Roll is a traditional Japanese dish for the New Year. Representing the secrets of perennial youth and long life, you may be tempted to devour more than one of these exquisite appetizers.
Simple decorative touches on a vegetable can transform a dish from ordinary to special. These pickled chrysanthemum turnips will bring your Osechi Ryori game to the next level. And you only need some basic cutting techniques!
Encased in thin wheat flour dough, filled with sweeten red bean paste, and steamed to perfection, Manju is a classic Japanese confectionery (wagashi). When you crave for a little sweet treat, these dumplings along with a cup of hot green tea will hit the spot!
Cooked in savory dashi broth seasoned with soy sauce and sake, this classic Japanese Simmered Kabocha Squash makes a great healthy side dish that is chock-full of nutrients.
Stuffed with sweet kabocha squash and miso eggplant, these Japanese dumplings Oyaki are popular snack in Nagano Prefecture located in central Japan.