Osechi is a meal to celebrate Japanese New Year. This tradition dates back to the Heian period (794-1185). The difference of Osechi from normal dishes is that it is served in a special box, called Juukako.
In fact, the original meaning of Osechi is a dish that helps housewives have luck in the first days of the new year. Osechi has a few dozen dishes made according to a very elaborate Tet menu in a multi-tiered box called Jubako.
The factor that makes Osechi special is that despite the centuries, the dishes have remained unchanged. However, depending on the region, the number of Osechi dishes will be arranged differently to match the traditions of each locality.
The taste of Osechi dishes is very special because it is both salty and sweet and is stored in the refrigerator for use in 3 days of Tet.
Originally, the word Osechi was called o-sechi which means a season or a special occasion. Japanese New Year is one of the five festivals in the Kyoto court. From tradition, during the first three days of the new year, it is necessary to cook and eat healthy food. These dishes will be cooked before Tet because during Tet women will not cook.
As a special dish of Japan on New Year’s Day, Osechi carries strong spiritual values and represents the traditional culture of the people of Japan. If you have a New Year’s Eve in this country, don’t forget to enjoy Osechi dishes to pray for luck and convenience!
Sakura Osechi will be sold at Sakura Pham Van restaurant from December 8, 2022 to January 18, 2023. To order, please contact Ms. Van: 0366 633 168 or text via LINE: https://lin.ee/Q8OI73A.