My life in Hawaii - food, mostly.

Happy New Year! 2018

Happy New Year! 2018

We had a quiet New Years weekend as usual. We’re too old and our kids are too young to stay up until midnight so we ate traditional toshi-koshi soba (literal translation: crossing into the new year soba) and went to bed. We also toasted the new year with this non-alcoholic umeshu I found at Nijiya Market.

On New Years Day I made a simple ozoni (mochi in hot savory broth) along with some ready made osechi items from Nijiya Market: kuromame (sweet beans), namasu (veggies seasoned with vinegar & sugar), kamaboko (fish cake). D’s favorite is the kuromame. Although we’re away from Japan, it just doesn’t feel like oshogatsu (New Years) without eating some ozoni.