Setsubun Food

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“Ehoumaki” Cedar Park, 2023

It seems like we just celebrated Setsubun, yet here it is again. Yay! As usual, we enjoyed some massive ehoumaki sushi rolls, while facing this year’s lucky direction, South/Southeast. And of course you cannot speak until you’ve finished the whole roll!

This year, we also had soba, which is eaten traditionally at New Years. Since this marked the new year in ancient times, Mariko decided to make soba as well as the ehoumaki. It was so delicious! And now we’ll have double-luck this year.

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“Soba” Cedar Park, 2023

Homemade Udon Nabe

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“Nabe” Cedar Park, 2023

We’re in for a big freeze here in Austin, but to stave off the cold, Mariko made an amazing nabe with homemade udon noodles, shrimp, and a creamy uni broth. It was amazing!

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“Homemade Udon” Cedar Park, 2023