Happy New Year!! Natto mochi!!

Happy New Year!!

How did you start your New Year?

The Japanese New Year celebration is called shogatsu.

We have many delicious dishes in this time.

People buy or prepare tiered boxes filled with special food for the New Year which called "osechi". And eat "ozouni", which is similar to miso soup but has mochi in it. (*mochi is rice cake.)

Especially in Keihoku, we have a tradition to eat "natto mochi".

(*Natto is formented soybeans.)

We grill mochi and wrap natto. Eat with sugar, soybean powder or salt.

I was surprised and doubted the taste of combination at first. But I became addicted, once I had it!

My daughter also loves it.

Please try it if you have chance.