January 17, 2008

Zoni soup
We eat Zoni soup on New Years day. Zoni soup is in rice cakes. There are a lot of kind of Zoni soups in Japan. A lot of area have a lot of taste. My Zoni soup is Miso taste. It is like Miso soup. When I was young, my mother cooked it.

Rice cake and Kinako(toasted soybean flour).

6 Comments:

At 4:21 AM , Anonymous AZ said...

You made me hungry! My Mother made miso soup for me, but she never made it with mochi. We ate mochi toasted, dipped in soy sauce, and wrapped in nori. Mom like mochi with kinako, but I liked it better toasted.

 
At 11:09 PM , Blogger SzélsőFa said...

The return of nice food photos! Hoorray!
but what is mizo?

 
At 2:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

szelsofa,
Not Lucy, but miso is fermented soybean paste. It looks like nut butters but is not oily. It can be light colored, almost sweet or it can be dark brown and very salty depending on how long it ferments.

Miso soup begins with dashi. Dashi is a fish stock made with sea vegetable (konbo) and dried fish (bonito flakes, also called katsuobushi). Some Japanese make dashi with dried sardines (iroko, niboshi) instead. You can eat miso soup plain or you can add vegetables, seafood, or rice cakes. It's very delicious.

 
At 2:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucy,
I am now hungry for miso soup! I bought some kinako but have not tasted it yet.

 
At 10:06 PM , Blogger Lucy said...

AZ,
Your mother made miso soup. It is so nice. My mother was born in Kansai area of Japan. People eat miso soup with rice cakeswn, who live in Nara.
Nara is in Kansai area of Japan.

SzélsőFa,
We eat miso soupe with rice. People eho shouldn't eat too much it, have the problem of high-blood pressure. Because Miso have solt.
But usually moso soupe is nice. The return of nice food photos! Hoorray!
but what is mizo?

Tess,
Thank you for explaining of miso soup. SzélsőFa! Tess knows a lot ot japanese foods.

Kinako, Miso, Natto, Tofu..
We eat lot of soybeans. I think it is Japanese cultures. When we eat reice cakes, we use kinako which has suger and solt. It is very important of solt to eat kinako.
I think you need more sugaer for kinako than you think.

 
At 9:21 PM , Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Thanks for the explanation. Hungarian people do not eat much fish, although it is very healthy.

 

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