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‘Nanakusagayu’ Seven-herb Rice Porridge — January 7th O-kayu Breakfast Custom

‘Nanakusagayu’ Seven-herb Rice Porridge — January 7th O-kayu Breakfast Custom
Nanagusagayu is a rice porridge dish traditionally eaten on the morning of January 7th. It features 7 kinds of spring herbs and is one of those culinary things that is more about culture and custom than taste — it tastes unremarkable. Still like most any bland dish, with some scrutiny and creativity, it has potential to be delicious while still…

Japanese New Year’s Breakfast Uni Ikura Donburi and Champagne

Japanese New Year’s Breakfast Uni Ikura Donburi and Champagne
A happy 2011 to all you foodies out there! 2010 was probably the best year of my life, therefore there were very few KF articles this year, sorry!! KF does still get lots of access, encouraging comments, links and mentions. Thank you! To ring in the new year, to hope for a year of happiness and contentment, people like to…

Hearty Mid-winter Salt Pork Mochi Rice Okowa Recipe

Hearty Mid-winter Salt Pork Mochi Rice Okowa Recipe
Did you know that mochi rice isn’t just for sweets? When you think mochi in Japanese cuisine, most people think of sticky rice steamed and pounded and made into the myriad forms of wagashi confections. Glutinous rice, also known as sticky rice, is called mochigome in Japanese. (Kome is uncooked rice.) Mochigome can be used to cook rice dishes that…

O-shogatsu Ryori: Kyoto-style Saikyo O-zoni White Miso Soup

O-shogatsu Ryori: Kyoto-style Saikyo O-zoni White Miso Soup
Happy New Year from KyotoFoodie! Here is a little taste of the New Year in Kyoto: white miso soup. In Kyoto, people like sweet miso soup and the miso soup for O-shogatsu, or Japanese New Year, is especially sweet, surely the sweetest miso soup in all the land. The soup is called o-zoni and this article is about Kyozoni, or…

KyotoFoodie-style Nikujaga Wagyu Tendon Beef Stew Recipe

KyotoFoodie-style Nikujaga Wagyu Tendon Beef Stew Recipe
Merry Christmas Foodies! This is my holiday season gift to our readers. It’s a recipe and I think a pretty good one! This is a classic Japanese home cooking dish: nikujaga. Nikujaga is based on Western beef stew and I have tried to give a novel Kyoto taste to it. This autumn I have been trying to perfect it and…
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