The first time I saw a traditional Japanese New Year’s Day dinner I was amazed. In fact, the presentation is so beautiful I wanted to show DIFF readers what it looks like. The two pictures here show the spread. This is what my wife served me this year (and for the past four years).
The picture on the right shows a typical Japanese New Year Dinner tray. This box features rolled smoked salmon rolls, carrots (cut like flowers), shrimp and zucchini, sweet black beans, and fried tiny fish with a sweet sauce.
And it all tastes really good.
My question: what is your New Year’s tradition that is different from the norm?
Please tell us.