Are you ready for 2013? Osechi time!

New Year is coming soon!
In Japan, we celebrate New Year in a big way! Its like Christmas or Thanksgiving all rolled into one.
Osechi Ryori is the traditional dishes/food that we eat!

The supermarket is has tons of posters up to remind us XD

Here is a cute kiddie version

As with the past few years, the duty of making the Osechi has fallen upon me again
So this weekend i am off to gather all the items i need and making it on Monday 31st.

If you want to join in, check out the tutorials i made 2 years ago [wow!has it been that long?]
Check them out here!
Osechi Ryori 2012
Making Osechi Ryori Part 1
Making Osechi Ryori Part 2
Any questions? Just ask!

I havent been good at updating this blog but i hope in 2013 i will update it at least once a week!
So i hope you will stick with me!!
All the best in the new year!!
XOXO Yumeko

Recipe: Kare Udon

Yet another instagram related recipe post XD [ie i posted it on instagram and you asked for the recipe XD]

Curry Udon

Ingredients [makes 4 portions]
400g of cooked udon* –> i am assuming you are eating 100g each.
100g thinly sliced pork or chicken
1 Spring onion finely sliced
Garnish – whatever else you wish to add. Tempura goes great XD

*cook according to instructions on udon packet.

1 litre [1000ml] dashi stock
100ml mirin
80ml soy sauce
1/2 tsp of salt

Curry Roux
1 tbs curry powder
3 tbs flour
100ml cup of water

1. Bring soup to boil. Add pork
2. Add curry roux still soup thickens
3. Pour over cooked noodles. Garnish with spring onions and whatever else you have.

Let me know how it goes for you :D
XOXO Yumeko

Recipe: Spicy Kimchi Seafood Soup

I posted this pic on my instagram a while back and many of you asked for the recipe so here it is!

Spicy Kimchi Seafood Soup

Oden mix [fish cake, fish paste etc]
Crab [cut into chunks]
Sliced fish
1 hard boiled egg
150g of tofu
Kimchi 300g
1 tbs sake
1 tbs gochujang
1 tsp of garlic
1 diced green onion

Saute garlic in a little oil, add other ingredients.
Then add water.
Simmer on low heat! Doesnt get any easier.

Have it with a bowl of rice!
Wonderful on a cold day!

XOXO Yumeko

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