Karashi Renkon is a popular regional dish on the island of Kyushu in Japan. A mixture of miso and Japanese karashi hot mustard is stuffed in lotus root, coated in turmeric flour batter, and deep-fried until a crispy crust forms.
Cozy up and enjoy this hearty pork belly miso soup with loads of vegetables and a bit of spicy kick from yuzu kosho (Japanese citrus pepper paste)!
Garlicky and buttery, this simple Japanese Garlic Fried Rice topped with garlic chips is full of flavors! You can enjoy this fried rice recipe with many dishes including grilled shrimps.
Japanese Glass Noodle Salad (Harusame Salad) is light, refreshing, low calorie and so flavorful with a savory and tangy sesame soy vinaigrette.
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.