Sliced Plantain Tempura

Sushi




Datemaki (egg)

Kamaboko (fish cake)

Mame (beans)

Namasu (pickles)

Sake (Salmon)





Cucumber Salad

Chicken Teriyaki




Soba


Nishime (Cooked Vegetables)

Renkon (lotus root)

Kabocha (pumpkin)

Ninjin (carrots)

Konnyaku (potato starch)

Shiitake

Japan Society of Fairfield County 2012 Oshogatsu, Plum Tree Restaurant, Chef James Nagata

Today's menu:

Sake toast

Clear soup: o-zoni

Bento

Dessert


Osechi-ryori is the traditional Japanese cuisine for the New Year, served in five tiered lacquered boxes.

Today’s meal includes the following items which have a special symbolic significance:

DATEMAKI: Eggs represent prosperity and "date" means gorgeous.

KAMABOKO: celebration

KUROMAME: wishes for a diligent healthy life

NAMASU: celebration

SOBA: Long noodles represent longevity so people traditionally eat soba on New Year's eve.

NISHIME: This dish is prepared with several vegetables so it represents harmony in the family.

RENKON: Longevity





Japan Society of Fairfield County 2012 Oshogatsu, Plum Tree Restaurant, Chef James Nagata