May 5th is Children’s Day (also called ‘Tango no sekku’ – Boys’ Festival), one of the Japanese seasonal holidays, and we are going to make some traditional dishes for the day.
Let’s enjoy tasty ‘Chimaki’ (Rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves) and freshly harvested ’Sansai’ (mountain vegetable) Tempura and ‘Kashiwa mochi’ (Rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves).
You can also try wrapping Chimaki and making samurai helmets out of a sheet of paper to wear!
Hi! I'm Junko, the owner of JJ Kitchen in Tokyo. Supporting me is my good foodie friend, Eiko.We love to cook, eat, and drink with our friends. We talk nonstop about the foods and drinks we’re interested in, and often enjoy throwing home parties with friends on the weekends. The happy smiles of our guests are the biggest treat for us. We will welcome you to our kitchen with all our hearts :)