Lovely and accomplished blogger and author Chika shares a Japanese New Year culinary tradition; each dish is symbolic of health, happiness, and longevity. This easy and delicious salad symbolizes happiness, and we all need a taste of that for the upcoming 2021. Happy, healthy, and safe New Year, Beautiful People!
Today I will introduce you to “Japanese traditional New Year’s food”.
New year is very important event in Japan. Anciently Japan had a tradition that people wouldn’t shop or cook for the first three days of New Year. Therefore, people cook lots of colorful dishes that last long on 31st December and put them in beautiful boxes together for the three days, which is called Osechi. Each dish has auspicious meaning, such as health, longevity, and safety of the year. Lately some shops and restaurants are open on New Year’s day, but many people make/buy Osechi and celebrate the New Year.
This dish “carrot and daikon radish sweet pickles” is called “Namasu”. It has red and white color so it is considered as a happy dish.
The recipe is very easy and the dish last for about 5 days in the refrigerator so it is a versatile dish for any…
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