あけましておめでとう!

Happy New Year! 

It is Japanese culture to eat ozoni for breakfast on New Year’s Day.  My Mom makes it every year with this year being no exception.  The word ozoni literally means “mixed simmering” and includes mochi, chicken, and a bunch of vegetables.  The mochi is a must.  As with everything in Japanese culture, it’s all about the presentation.  My Mom even cuts the carrots into cute little sakura blossoms!

It has been a long standing tradition to have a New Year’s Day celebration at my parent’s house with all our extended family.  My Dad has nine brothers and sisters so with all the cousins and cousin’s kids, the house is packed!  Everyone brings yummy food to share (my Mom makes all the traditional osechi ryori though) and we pig out all day.  Fun times!

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One Comment on “あけましておめでとう!”

  1. Boyfriend Says:

    There is no way to start a diet on New Year’s day. All the great food is impossible to resist. Some standouts were the flank steak, the jap chae, the futomaki and california rolls, the tamagoyaki, and the somen salad. I actually didn’t eat everything since there was so much food. The most telling part of the event was that there weren’t too many leftovers.


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