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Chirashi Zushi

To night is a traditional meal for Hina-matsuri Chirashi Zushi ( scattered sushi ) Seasoned sushi rice with seasonal toppings . As Hina-matsuri is also known as dolls day I put one of my kokeshi in this photo that was…

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Salad Donburi

Salad donburi . I’ve been wanting to recreate a salad I had in Kyoto at Kousocafe85 I enjoyed the salad don so much . Underneath all that salad is warm rice with azuki beans. The salad was a mix of…

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Osechi Ryori

Another Osechi Ryori お節料理 O’zoni お雑煮 Namasu and Kiriboshi 紅白なます Nishime (simmered vegetables) 煮しめ And kuromame with candied yuzu peel 黒豆 For the simmered vegetables I used taro,carrot,daikon,freeze dried tofu shiitake,mangetout and bamboo shoots. I did mean to use lotus…

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Kenchinjiru

This is a traditional Zen Buddhist shojin Ryori cuisine which originates from the Kencho-ji Temple in Kamakura .  Jiru means soup and Kenchin is derived from the temple name. This soup is full of umami flavour using kombu,shiitake mushroom,toasted sesame…

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