Chikuzen Ni is a traditional Japanese recipe that celebrates the New Year and the winter season by utilizing medicinal and immune boosting winter roots and vegetables to create a colorful and healthy meal!
Tag - seasonal
In Japan, people often cook with fresh, in-season ingredients. During the cold month of December, hakusai (nappa cabbage), kabu (turnips) and daikon radishes are the perfect accompaniments to many hearty and warming dishes.
American-style lamb chops meet Japanese flavors like kombucha and mustard mayonnaise in this fusion dish that will impress friends and family. Use our easy-to-follow recipe and video to create the perfect marinade and rich umami flavor.
In Japan, December means three major holidays: the winter solstice celebration, known as Toji; Christmas Eve; and Omisoka, the New Year's Eve purity rites, which take place in both the shrine and the home.
Heat up the winter months with this easy-to-follow recipe and video for a Napa Cabbage Cream Nabemono, a hearty traditional Japanese hot pot that is full of flavor and healthy goodness, and that will be enjoyed by the entire family or dinner party.
Kids in kimonos? Don't be surprised if you see Japanese boys and girls all dolled up come November. It's the time of year for shichi-go-san, a traditional aging ceremony held for children of specific ages.
The month of November is when apples and spinach are both in season. There are a number of ways to utilize these ingredients in Japanese cuisine. And cooking fresh Japanese meals with these ingredients yields a lot of health benefits and flavor.
Sweet potatoes and enoki mushrooms are both in season in October in Japan, and will be featured in many Japanese dishes during this time. These vibrant ingredients are also very healthy, and will make a good addition to your regular diet.
When the wind gets a chill each autumn, that’s the cue: hoshigaki crops up left and right in Japan. But what exactly is this shriveled snack?
In the month of September, both shiitake mushrooms and eggplant are in season. In Japan, where many dishes feature fresh, in-season ingredients, you can expect to see a wide variety of dishes containing these flavorful and healthy ingredients.