Japanese New Year Food: Shizuka Attempts Osechi Ryori | Challenge Shizuka

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Osechi ryori the traditional Japanese New Year cuisine, which is often presented in a 3-tiered jubako (lacquered box). The first tier usually contains appetizers and sweet foods, the second holds sunomono (pickles) and shrimp, while the third tier is for nimono (simmered foods). Osechi ryori dishes can keep for several days and are intended to be eaten over the course of the first 3 days of the new year.

Traditionally, women would spend the last few days of the year cooking up a storm so that they could relax during the Oshogatsu holiday, knowing that their families would be well-fed. Each of the dishes also carries a symbolic meaning and eating them is supposed to bring good luck into the new year.

Here, Manami-sensei teaches Shizuka how to make tazukuri (candied sardines) for a bountiful harvest, kurikinton (chestnuts with mashed sweet potato) for wealth, kohaku namasu (pickled daikon and carrot), and ozoni (traditional Japanese New Year soup). Shizuka also tries otoso, a special type of spiced sake that’s flavored with Chinese spices and herbs such as sansho pepper and ginger.

Read more about the symbolism behind osechi dishes:

Featured osechi ryori dishes:
Kohaku namasu
Datemaki tamago



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HOST » Shizuka Anderson
DIRECTOR » David Woo
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39 Replies to “Japanese New Year Food: Shizuka Attempts Osechi Ryori | Challenge Shizuka”

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  2. keithtko

    Osechi were foods that last for at least three new year days without refrigeration since they were no such things back in old days.
    Reason why is all stores closed for first three days in new year.

  3. Marc Robinson

    Manami is absolutely AMAZING!! She did so good on her English. Love love lover her. Great show! Keep them coming! Feliz Ano Nuevo…..

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