New Year Dinner
My friend Mina was visiting her family in New Jersey from Tokyo and came to visit us for dinner tonight. I decided to make few dishes from traditional Japanese New Year food called “Osechi”. Usually, real Osechi dishes are more elaborate and festive… and have over 10-30 varieties of small portioned dishes placed in beautiful lacquered boxes with small compartments. But I’ll save that for next year. LOL. From the top left, I have sweetened mashed sweet potatoes called “Kinton”, sweet black beans and pumpkin squares with pine nuts. On the bottom left, I have mixed root vegetables called “kinpira gobou”, tofu and sesame seeds marinated green beans and dried tofu and simmered vegetable. I also made scallion miso glazed pork tenderloin.