31 Dec

It’s now New Year’s Eve. New Year’s is Japan’s biggest holiday.
There are many customs and decorations in Japan at this time of year.

I’ll introduce one to you:
年越しそば (Toshikoshi-soba).


Toshi-koshi-soba are noodles that are eaten on New Year’s Eve.

It is said to bring good luck for the coming year if the last thing you ate on New Year’s Eve was this dish.

よいお年を! (Have a happy new year!)

6 Responses to “toshikoshi-soba”

  1. plewis1553 January 1, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Can you post the recipe please?


    • tokyo5 January 1, 2014 at 10:20 am #

      Recipe? It’s not difficult.
      It’s eaten on New Years Eve … so you should eat it next December 31st.

      You live in Japan, right? You can buy the noodles and the soup at a supermarket next December and add tempura, if you like.


  2. jewelsworldtravels January 1, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    That looks delicious! Happy New Year!!


  3. ddupre315 December 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Nice! If my head is about me later i’ll try to hunt some down. Happy New Year!


    • tokyo5 December 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

      In Japanese, you say “yoi-o-toshi-o” (have a happy new year) in late December…and in early January, say “akemashite-omedeto-gozaimasu” (happy new year).

      If you want to eat toshi-koshi-soba, you only have three hours left!


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