The Exciting Dishes of Japanese New Year Food

1st day of January in the Gregorian Calendar also marks the day for Japanese New Year .

Mochi, a cake that is made out of rice is what starts of the Japanese New Year Food . This mochi can also be eaten with soup or with boiled spinach .

Japanese noodles are presented with the idea of long life from the Japanese New Year Food beside Mochi from the Japanese Table.

The table could also have Kouhaku Namasu, Kuromame, Kurikinton, and Tataki Gobo from the Japanese New Year Food . Kouhaku namasu is made from daikon and carrots . Daikon is a Chinese radish which can also be used as weight loss remedy and for medicinal purposes .

New Year for the Japanese is significant and they want to match it with the best colors, even for food, that’s why they are substituting food colors in red and white.

Mashed Asian sweet potatoes with chestnuts is a term that can address Kurikinton from the Japanese New Year Food that was believed to bring wealth because of its gold color . To keep off from evil, Japanese New Year Food set of black beans or Kuromame is prepared.

The “mame” itself from Kuromame of Japanese New Year Food means “active” healthy and have the ability to work hard that’s why Japanese have it for their Japanese New Year Food .

Due to the abundance of roe in each piece, Japanese New Year Food’s Kazunoko (herring roe) symbolizes fertility.

The New Year Table is not complete without having Tatsukuri or Small Sardine from Japanese New Year Food, which represents health, prosperity and rice harvests of fifty thousand years. From the other foods, Red, Pink or White Fish Cake represents the successfulness of the rising sun .

Japanese New Year Food represents each value one after another that made up the Japanese Family Tables .

To hope for a greater victory and wealth, dishes are prepared with the colors that the Japanese believes in.