Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tonjiru ( 豚汁)

Tonjiru simply means pork soup which includes a variety kind of vegetables and seasoned with miso. A hearty soup that is perfect to serve in a cold winter day. Tonjiru may not know very well outside Japan but in Japan it's very popular soup eaten throughout the year. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Nanakusa-Gayu ( Seven Herbs Rice Porridge)

Nanakusa-Gayu with side dishes.
Nanakusa-Gayu or Seven Herbs Rice Porridge is served on a January 7 of the year to promote the health and rest the stomach after heavy eating of Osechi new year foods. 

Grilled Mochi with Black Sesame Caramel Sauce

Plain Grilled Mochi

Mochi is a Japanese rice cake which is made from glutinous  rice. Preparation of Mochi starts from steaming the sticky rice which is soaked for overnight. When the rice is cooked, put the rice in a wooden mallet and pound it until becoming sticky and smooth. Commonly Mochi is eaten in a Winter and popular as New Year food. Grilled Mochi is very delicious snack and comfort food in a cold winter day.  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year

Japanese New Year Flower Decoration.

 Dear readers,
Happy New Year to all of my readers. Wishing you all health, prosperity, happiness and love. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you to all of my followers, readers, and all supporters. I appreciate all of your supports for the past one year since this blog has been started. Again thank you for taking time to visit my blog.


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