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The Japanese language On-line: Christmas table in the Japanese style

New year is one of the favorite holidays in Japan. From ancient times it was considered purely a family celebration. On the eve of the feast, the night of December 31, for new year’s eve meal was going all relatives.

Himself new year’s celebration is deeply symbolic, and this symbolism is especially evident in the Christmas food. On the table there is a long buckwheat noodles “soba”, promising longevity and well-being of the entire family, bean dishes, and beans you in the coming year of health problems and marinated herring ROE “kazunoko” – as a symbol of fertility in all senses of the word. From fish dishes traditionally choose carp as a symbol of strength, and small dried sardines, substitute new year wishes. And, of course, the obligatory dish of the Christmas table are rice cakes “Moti”.

In the old days in the New year’s eve cooking “Moti” took place with the participation of all family members or even neighbors. It was believed that “mochi” is the place where dwells the spirit, pokr overallstyle growth of rice. So, the more people will take part in the process, the richer will heal the entire County. Traditional method of preparation is quite time-consuming: the cooked rice is very sticky special varieties spread Continue reading

Japanese cuisine – the traditions and features

An exciting and unusual world of Japanese cooking has its own history and customs. It was created over centuries, based on the territorial peculiarities of the Japanese culture and traditions. Today, Japanese cuisine has received the widest distribution and has consistently enjoyed great popularity among people worldwide. Not the last role was played by the longevity of the Japanese nation, which, of course, is because they eat.

The main product is rice, which is included with most dishes and is the basis of the daily diet of the Japanese. From it prepare a variety of dishes for lunch, dinner and Breakfast. The difference is what is used Fig. For Breakfast, the Japanese prefer crisp rice, garnished with pickled vegetables for lunch – rice with boiled vegetables and for dinner with fish and meat broth. In Japan, rice was replaced by bread, it is used to cook alcoholic beverages and sweet desserts.

After rice the second most popular product is fish and seafood, served in boiled, fried, stewed or raw. The main highlight of Japanese cuisine, which has won great popularity among residents of European countries are now sushi. For this dish uses raw fish or seafood sliced into small slices. The pillow is made of a small lump of rice, formed of boiled fresh rice. The sushi rice is boiled in a special way, very adhesive and sticky. Continue reading

Central Internet TV – Person – Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine – is a special art to create still life on the plate, the ability to make and present a dish. Japanese food is simple, and the chef is committed to the appearance and taste of food as possible to preserve the original properties of the product. Cooking raw fish, for example, is often limited by the skillful cutting of it into slices and beautiful location it on the platter.

The basis of Japanese cuisine is based on plant foods, vegetables, rice, fish, all kinds of products shipped by sea, as well as beef, pork, lamb and poultry.

A favorite product of Japanese people from long ago is rice. Usually when cooked, not salted, so it is served spicy-salty or spicy-sweet seasoning. One of the most famous dishes in the world was the Japanese dish “sushi”, little rolls of nori (dried seaweed) stuffed with rice with toppings. From vegetables the most widely cabbage, cucumbers, radishes, turnips, eggplants, potatoes, soybeans.

Numerous national dishes prepared from seafood: shellfish, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, marine algae, including seaweed.

Widespread in Japan have received, and legumes (tofu and miso).

Tofu is bean cheese consisting of soy protein and resembling in appearance Continue reading