February 27 2010 Japanese Food Newsletter
I wish I had began her hina-doll collection at birth but we were too consumed with surviving than upholding traditions. It's never too late, I say, so we will be starting now. I love her so much.
Please remember to love and honor the girls in your lives!
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Hinachirashi Girls’ Day Sushi Recipe
Hina-matsuri, or Girls’ Day, celebrates daughters with special foods like this colorful sushi bowl. Read more about Girls’ Day which also is known as Japanese Doll Festival.
Hamaguri Ushio-jiro Clam Soup Recipe
This traditional clam soup is often served on Hina-matsuri or Girls’ Day because the clam symbolizes a particular part of the female anatomy.
Salted Sakura Cherry Leaves Recipes
Cherry leaves preserved in salt are used in many delicious ways in Japanese cuisine. Here are two methods for making your own.
Your Japanese food vocabulary: Today, the Japanese have incorporated many foreign words into their language. For example, soup is suimono (soo-ee-moh-no) but also suupu (soop-poo) which is the English word with a Japanese pronunciation. So if you find yourself without a Japanese word, try saying the English word with Japanese pronunciation. Here are other examples:
See? You already know how to speak more "Japanese" than you think!
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