Christmas is now over, and some of you may feel as if festive season in winter came to an end, but our festive season is still on; remaining year end parties and New Year’s party coming up! Although we do have a specific new year’s food, Osechi to eat during a few days in the beginning of a new year, but what do Japanese usually eat when they have a house party with families and friends. Today, I would like to write about home party food of Japan.
According to an article, a women’s magazine arranged a survey with approx. 300 readers to see a trend in typical home party menu. And the results were…
When we say sushi here, it’s not ordinary sushi you find in sushi restaurants, but self-made hand wrapped sushi and chirashi zushi. It is less complicated then sushi chef’s sushi, but it still looks nice and festive. Also, when it comes to hand wrapped sushi, your guest can choose whatever he/she would like to wrap from ingredients, so a party host don’t have to worry about special diet 🙂
#2 Potato salad
This is very typical and safe option because no one really hates potato salad. Good thing about potato salad is you can make it looks/tastes special if you make arrangement in ingredients. For example, you can possible put the potato salad in a tomato pot by taking tomato seeds out. Or if you use large prawn, scallop and other seafood and colourful vegetable, it all looks nice and gorgeous!
And of course, the no.1 is…
#1 Deep fried chicken
Karaage fried chicken is not particularly festive food; it is more like everyday food and favourite menu of lunch box, too. But you can always find new flavour as people always try to develop new arrangement. At the moment, Nagoya style sweet and spicy fried chicken and one uses shiokoji or salted rice malt have been a big trend this year.
Hmn, all sounds good, and yes, pretty much all of them are what I usually have when I have a home party with my friends 🙂 I personally like curry flavoured potato salad and karaage with yuzukosho paste. Arrr, can’t wait for the next party coming up!
What do you think about today’s article?
Please let me know what your country’s typical party food, too.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you ^_^
This is JAPAN Style!