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List by: eemia21, created: 28 Jan 2017, updated: 28 Jan 2017 Personal: Only owner can add dishes

The Japanese celebrate the New Year Day with traditional New Year foods called Osechi Ryori (御節料理)
These are the most popular dishes.

1. Chikuzenni

筑前煮, chikuzen-ni (Japanese)

Chikuzenni is a dish that originated from northern Kyushu, Japan, made of braised chicken and vegetables. It is often eaten when bringing in the new year in Japan. Chikuzenni is best cooked slowly. Ingredients are simmered at low temperature in a small amount of dashi and mirin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikuzenni

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2. Datemaki

伊達巻 (Japanese)

Datemaki (伊達巻) is a sweet rolled omelette and a popular Japanese New Year’s foods (osechi ryori, 御節料理), typically served in a lacquered jubako (special square boxes similar to lunch box). Datemaki is similar to tamagoyaki. The main ingredients are eggs and sweet seasonings, but the big difference is that datemaki includes a square white fish cake called hanpen. (はんぺん). http://www.justonecookbook.com/datemaki-swe…

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3. Kuri Kinton

栗きんとん (Japanese)

Kurikinton literary means “chestnut gold mash”, which symbolizes economic fortune and wealth. It’s important for New Year meal to bring good luck and prosperity. If you make this dish, please use Japanese Sweet Potatoes for its bright yellow color. Not only they are sweeter than regular sweet potatoes, yellow is also an auspicious color for the new year. http://www.justonecookbook.com/osechi-ryori…

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4. Namasu

紅白なま, Namasu-kiri (Japanese)

Namasu is a daikon and carrot salad that is lightly pickled in sweetened vinegar. This dish was introduced to Japan from China around 700s (Nara period) and it is especially enjoyed during the New Year in Japan. Since red and white are considered celebratory colors in Japan, you will see these colors being used in many traditional ceremonies. This salad is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. http://www.justonecookbook.com/osechi-ryori…

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5. Tazukuri

田作り (Japanese)

Made of roasted baby sardines & coated in a sweet soy sauce glaze, Tazukuri is another popular dish for osechi ryori. Eating tazukuri on the New Year’s day as it symbolizes a bountiful harvest. Tazukuri (田作り) literally translates to “making (作り) rice paddy (田)” as sardines were once used as fertilizers for rice fields. http://www.justonecookbook.com/osechi-ryori…

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6. Kuromame

黒豆 (Japanese)

Kuromame literally means “black bean (黒豆)” in Japanese, and it is often served on New Years Day as a part of Osechi Ryori. The shinny black beans make a beautiful contrast to red lacquer jubako container, which holds all different kinds of colorful traditional meals. Eating kuromame also is considered good for your health for the new year. http://www.justonecookbook.com/osechi-ryori…

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7. Kazunoko

数の子 (Japanese)

Enjoy this golden colored Kazunoko on the New Year’s day as it symbolizes prosperous family and many offsprings. This prized delicacy has unique crunchy texture and it’s one of the most popular dishes among Osechi Ryori. http://www.justonecookbook.com/osechi-ryori…

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8. Kamaboko

蒲鉾:かまぼこ (Japanese)

Kamaboko is a type of cured surimi, a Japanese processed seafood product, in which various white fish are pureed, combined with additives such as MSG, formed into distinctive loaves, and then steamed until fully cooked and firm. The steamed loaves are then sliced and served unheated (or chilled) with various dipping sauces or sliced and included in various hot soups, one-dish meals, or noodle dishes. Kamaboko is typically sold in semicylindrical loaves. Some kamaboko include artistic patterns, such as the pink spiral on each slice of narutomaki, named after the well-known tidal whirlpool near the Japanese city of Naruto. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamaboko

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9. Zoni

Zōni,雑煮, Ozōni (Japanese)

It is similar to korean Tteokguk dish. It is a Japanese soup containing mochi rice cakes.The dish is strongly associated with the Japanese New Year and its tradition of osechi ceremonial foods.

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10. Bandeimochi

ばんでい餅, Bandei rice cakes (Japanese)

They are covered with special junen miso, ten year old miso, and then roasted over a charcoal fire. miso - じゅうねん味噌 miso - Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji and sometimes rice, barley, or other ingredients. https://washokufood.blogspot.com/2008/05/fu…

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11. Botamochi

ohagi (Japanese)

Botamochi is a Japanese sweet made with sweet rice and sweet azuki (red bean) paste. They are made by soaking sweet rice for approximately six hours. The rice is then cooked, and a thick azuki paste is hand-packed around pre-formed balls of rice.

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12. Mochi Ice Cream

(Japanese)

Mochi Ice Cream is a confection made from Japanese mochi (pounded sticky rice) with an ice cream filling. Mochi ice cream is a small, round dessert ball consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice cake (mochi) formed around an ice cream filling. The ice cream flavors the confection while the mochi adds sweetness and texture. Ice creams used include traditional flavors (such as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry) and others such as Kona coffee, plum wine, and red bean. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mochi_ice_cre…

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13. Anko

餡子 (Japanese)

Red bean paste is used as a filling in many delicious Japanese sweets and desserts.

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14. Zenzai

ぜんざい (Japanese)

Zenzai is a thick sweet dessert soup made of azuki red beans and often served with mochi (toasted rice cake). Although is not considered part of osechi ryori, this delicious dessert soup is a comforting treat for Japanese people especially during the winter time. http://www.justonecookbook.com/osechi-ryori…

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15. Matcha Zenzai

抹茶ぜんざい (Japanese)

Matcha Zenzai is a delicious Japanese red bean paste with soft mochi served in green tea soup. This unique sweet can be enjoyed hot or cold. http://www.justonecookbook.com/matcha-zenza…

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16. Mochi

(Japanese)

Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time. Mochi is a multicomponent food consisting of polysaccharides, lipids, protein and water. Mochi has a heterogeneous structure of amylopectin gel, starch grains, and air bubbles. This rice is characterized by its lack of amylose in the starch and is derived from …

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