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Ozoni New Year Good Luck Soup Recipe
A true Japanese person will not usher in the New Year without eating a bowl of ozoni, if he can help it. One’s entire year of luck hinges on this auspicious mochi soup.
Osechi Ryori Japanese New Year Foods
Foods symbolic of good health, wealth and luck help usher in the New Year with delicious tradition in Japan.
Cinnamon Kanten Recipe
Kanten is Japanese gelatin. It is much denser than the gelatins of Western cuisine and made from agar-agar sticks.
Japanese Christmas Cake Recipe
A light sponge cake, filled and frosted with sweet whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit, is the dessert of choice on Christmas Day in Japan.
Intoduction to Mochi Rice Cakes
White and pasty, mochi does not usually impress first-timers. So why is mochi so beloved and revered in Japan?
Ichigo Daifuku or Strawberry Mochi Recipes
Ichigo daifuku, with a fresh strawberry center, is truly a Japanese treat. Here is the traditional recipe as well as my own that is tinted pink and flavored with strawberry instead of just plain white mochi on the outside.
Chocolate Truffle Mochi Recipe
While not traditionally Japanese, this is a decadent candy recipe that represents the best of the East meets the best of the West. Chocolate and mochi!
Mochi-making once was a communal effort similar to a barn-raising. Folks gathered to help pound and form the mochi, each sharing the results.
Mochi Ice Cream Recipe
Here is a popular new mochi creation: ice cream-filled mochi balls! Fill with any flavor of ice cream flavor you like.
Isobe Yaki or Norimaki Mochi Recipe
Some of the best foods are humble in nature, like hot buttered toast or, if you are Japanese, norimaki mochi which also is called isobe yaki mochi. Grilled mochi, drizzled with soy sauce and wrapped in crisp nori is a tasty treat.
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