Monday, December 31, 2012

Preparing for New Year Dishes : Chikuzen-Ni (筑前煮)

I'm not good cooker like other Japanese old ladies,
but tomorrow is New Year's Day,
so I' now preparing for this vegetable stew,Chikuzen-Ni.
Ingredients are as written below ;
・Lotus roots
・ginkgo nuts
Seasonings are as written below;
・Soy sauce
・Cooking sake
・Mirin (Sweet cooking sake)
I like this stew,because it is healthy and it tastes great.
I have to go to supermarket to get string beans from now....
My cooking continue endlessly today....
May the New Year bring happiness and joy to you and your loved ones :)


  1. Dear Kumiko, looking at the ingredients, it should be tasty!

    I wish you and Masato a wonderful New Year, many great walks and photos, nice trips! Happy New Year!

  2. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk!
    Yes,this is typical Japanese New Year side dish.
    Japanese "Osechi" is healthy,but it is too stereotyped,lack originality,I think.In Japan,every year,every family,it is same.Osechi is too traditional,old-style for me.

    You too,Traveling Hawk,
    Un An Nou Fericit!
    I wish you a lot of happiness and joy in the New Year!

  3. That looks very tasty ! Happy New Year to you !

  4. My dear Kumiko! Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!!

  5. @Walter,
    Thank you,Walter!
    I wanna try your stew in your blog :)
    I wish you a year filled with peace,good health and happiness :)

  6. @molla,
    Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!