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Setsubun Depachika: Shopping for Eho-maki and Sardines at Japanese Department Store Food Court

Setsubun Depachika: Shopping for Eho-maki and Sardines at Japanese Department Store Food Court

Depachika, the basement floor of department stores in Japan, is where some of the best food in the land can be had and at fairly reasonable prices. These food courts are difficult to beat as they are a mix of the best of the best shinise stores as well as very popular, up-and-coming stores and restaurants and some European chocolatier…

Kichisen Sansho Chirimen Jako on Gohan Nabe Rice

Kichisen Sansho Chirimen Jako on Gohan Nabe Rice 吉泉山椒縮緬
Kichisen Sansho Chirimen Jako on Gohan Nabe Rice  吉泉山椒縮緬
Sansho Chirimen Jako is a condiment in Japan that is usually eaten with, or sprinkled on rice. It is made by simmering dried sardine fry (jako) and fresh sansho pepper fruit (sansho-no-mi) in soy sauce, cooking sake and mirin. I got this much sought after sansho chirimen jako from…

Setsubun Ehomaki, Mame-maki and Grilled Sardine

Setsubun Dinner and How to Eat Eho Maki 恵方巻き
Setsubun Eho-maki, Mame-maki and Grilled Sardine 恵方巻き
Eho is the direction of the god of fortune and happiness and she changes her direction every year. The ehomaki, rolled sushi, with 7 lucky ingredients, is eaten without pause or chatter while facing the auspicious direction of the year. We are hoping for an extra happy and prosperous…

Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head)

Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head)

Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head) 柊鰯
Setsubun Customs: Hiiragi Iwashi (Holly and Sardine Head) 柊鰯
On February 3, Setsubun, the eve of the beginning of spring, it is essential eat maki-zushi, throw beans out your front door, eat sardines, impale a sardine head on holly and place it near your front door to ensure a healthy and prosperous new year. Notice, everything involves food!

Roasted Ginnan and Sardine Ichiya Boshi Chazuke

Roasted Ginnan and Sardine Ichiya Boshi Chazuke

Roasted Ginnan and Ichiya Boshi Sardine Chazuke
塩焼き銀杏 うるめいわし一夜干し 茶漬け
Roasted Ginnan and Ichiya Boshi Sardine Chazuke 塩焼き銀杏 うるめいわし一夜干し 茶漬け
Chazuke is a quick, simple meal, easily made tasty with a little creativity and often leftovers, then just pour on some tea and eat/drink it up! I prefer to use brown rice, genmai for chazuke (and fried rice) because of it’s more complex and earthy flavor. It…

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