Dating japanese dishes
Street food also pulls rank in Peru, with tiny carts specializing in dishes such as hard-boiled quail eggs doused in hot sauce, cebiche, pork crackling sandwiches and anticucho beef heart skewers ensuring taste buds are tempted at every crossroads.Taking full advantage of an extensive 1,500-mile coastline, cooks marinade fresh seafood such as sand smelt, sea bass, tuna, octopus, sole, black clams or sea urchin in lime juice before turning up the heat by adding limo or rocoto chillies.After the busy time in December (cleaning, cooking, writing New Year cards) and then finally celebrating New Year’s Eve (Omisoka), what’s happening next?The first day of January is the most important holiday of the year. On Shogatsu families come together, eat expensive food and visit shrines.After praying to the deities of the shrine, people line up to buy new lucky charms or omikuji.Hamaya (破魔矢, demon exorcism arrow) with the zodiac of the year 2012, the dragon.These New Year’s Day traditions are: The best thing about Japanese New Year’s Day (Shogatsu) is the food.Traditionally people eat “osechi ryori” (お節料理), but as it is expensive or takes a lot of time if you make it yourself, a lot of people go for sushi or even Western-style food nowadays.
Some go to the big and famous shrines, but it’s extremely crowded there!
The food might vary from region to region, but each dish has its own meaning.
Kohaku Kamaboko (紅白蒲鉾, red and white kamaboko): Red and white are the festive colors in Japan.
Even I experienced it once together with a Japanese family.
We had to stand in line in the cold for many hours.