Friday, December 31st, 2010
Ozoni, or mochi soup, is a Japanese holiday meal traditionally prepared on New Year’s Day. After baking, fresh mochi is put into a bowl, and soup and cabbage are ladled over it. I remember watching my mom make ozoni once by boiling pork bones to create a soup base then adding napa cabbage. There are many different variations of ozoni–what follows below is my recipe. This was my first attempt at mochi and it came out fabulous. It made me nostalgic, reminding me of my Grandma.
Kamaboko* (steamed Japanese fish cake)
Fresh renkon* (lotus root)
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