Omochi (Rice Cake)

明けましておめでとうございます。

Happy New Year!

日本にいた時からお節料理は作ったことありませんが(私もほとんど食べられませんし夫も喜びませんし)、年越しそばとお雑煮はしていました。香港に移ってからはどちらもしなくなり、日本のお正月らしいのは元旦にお餅を食べることくらいです。夫は安倍川餅が好きなので、お醤油にお砂糖を加えたものと安倍川餅。今年のお餅は、福岡の阪急デパートで買いました。いつも買う普通のスーパーのものよりも柔らかく美味しかったですが、大きめだったので1人4つは多すぎました。

There is a traditional Japanese New Year food called Osechi that people cook (or some people buy it these days), which comes in a few boxes filled with lots of different food, but I’ve never made it or even bought it as my husband wouldn’t enjoy it and I don’t like most of it (as lots of it is seafood), but I did used to cook Soba noodles on New Years Eve and Zoni (miso soup with mochi in) on the 1st January.  I stopped doing that when we moved to Hong Kong and the only thing we do now that is traditionally Japanese on the 1st January is eating mochi (rice cake).  This year we bought a bagful of fresh mochi in Fukuoka, which are much nicer than what we used to buy in a supermarket here – but much larger size, so having 4 for each of us was a bit too much.

 

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シンガポールの祭日は今日だけなので、明日から夫は出勤です。日本の方はまだしばらくお正月ですね。良いお正月をお過ごしください。

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tofu says:

    Happy New Year!! Looks delicious!!

    1. spiceynoodle says:

      Happy New Year! Thank you for your comment.

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