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A Different New Year’s Feast

Japanese New Year DinnerI love experiencing new cultures and all the things associated with them (the art, the food, the music, etc.).

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.

Japanese New Year DinnerThe picture on the left show the other half of the tray.  It features browned sea bass, potatoes, carrots, various root vegetables, and chicken wraps with egg and herbs.   

And it all tastes really good. 

My question:  what is your New Year’s tradition that is different from the norm?

Please tell us.

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  1. I eat Cheetos and Kool-Ade every New Year’s Eve.

    Posted by: The Suburban Prodigy | January 4, 2007
  2. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM yummy. That must have taken a long time to prepare!!!

    Posted by: Billy leopardskinhousen | January 4, 2007
  3. Two Bloody Marys with a side of Xtra Krispy Fried Chicken.

    Posted by: Madgeman | January 4, 2007
  4. Cupcakes.

    Posted by: Jen Romanowski | January 5, 2007
  5. Looks like cat barf and something left behind the fridge.

    Posted by: Ian | January 8, 2007

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