In Japan, New Year's Eve is celebrated by eating Toshikoshi Soba (年越しそば), or "year crossing soba". The noodles are extra long, which symbolizes a long life, and buckwheat is a hardy plant that can weather hardships. There's also the symbolism of soba noodles being easy to cut, which represents the change from one year to the next. I like serving my soba with kakiage, which is a kind of fritter made with julienned root vegetables and tempura batter. Today's kakiage has red carrots, yellow carrots, sweet potato, onion, burdock, and mitsuba. #oshougatsu  #newyearseve #nye2017 #japanesefood
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  • norecipesIn Japan, New Year's Eve is celebrated by eating Toshikoshi Soba (年越しそば), or "year crossing soba". The noodles are extra long, which symbolizes a long life, and buckwheat is a hardy plant that can weather hardships. There's also the symbolism of soba noodles being easy to cut, which represents the change from one year to the next. I like serving my soba with kakiage, which is a kind of fritter made with julienned root vegetables and tempura batter. Today's kakiage has red carrots, yellow carrots, sweet potato, onion, burdock, and mitsuba. #oshougatsu #newyearseve #nye2017 #japanesefood

  • liegraceLove the colour! Good idea using red carrot❤ we had one with tempura this year. 良いお年を🙏
  • melindarjoeHappy New Year @norecipes!
  • nerodiseppiaI love reading about your traditions and this kakiage looks super crispy and yummy!
  • culinaryconceptHappy New Year, Marc!
  • wokstarHappy New Year!
  • nipponninYum! I'm going to make kakiage tonight!
  • rowaidaflHappy, healthy, peaceful, successful and prosperous new year @norecipes
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