I was in just two Sushi restaurants, but my dad make sushi from time to time.
My dad, when makes sushi add to it fishes, crab sticks, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, pickled turnip, pickled gourd, paprika and ofcourse rice and nori. he makes it really good-looking and tasty, but I’m not sure if it’s like “Japanese Sushi”. I think polish and japanese have different preferences tastes, Here are few photos of my dad sushi
My favourite restouration with sushi is Sushiberry. I was there with my mom few times. They have sushi with fishes, vegetables and… sweet with chocolate and sweet colorful sprinkle!
Plates are beautiful decorated, there is many fruits. Sushi looks also very good. And for polish it tastes very good.
So now I’m going to write about Polish New Year day traditions, if we really have it.
Many polish spend this day with family and close friends, eating food, singing and talking.
Part of people in Poland have big party, at home or night club.
Few spend it alone, we call it “Sylwester z dwójką” it’s when you don’t go anywhere and just watch New Years TV programs.
When it past 00:00 we open a bottle of champagne, it’s only day when parents let children drink a glass of champagne.But we have non alcochol champagne for children too.
New Year’s Day will come about in a week!
I’m going to show you how to spend the day in japan.
when it pasts 0:00 (12/31), we say “Akemashite Omedetou gozaimasu.” each other! (friends, parents)
and some people go to shrines to pray. this is called “Hatsumoude”.
then, we eat a traditional food called “Osechi” on New Years Day.
and we receive and send some New Year’s cards. this is called “Nengajyo”.
we go shopping to buy clothes and “Fuku bukuro”.
there are many clothes in it and we can buy 5,000 yen or 10,000 yen (:
For few days in my home everybody is cleaning, cooking and excited! Christmas is coming!
First, children dress the Christmas Tree, to Mikołaj (Santa Claus) has place to put gifts!
In the same time adults are preparing the table. There should be one more seat than family members because you never know if some unexpected visitor visit you!
Okay, so we have Christmas Tree, Place to put dishes but what dishes?
Everything starts with Opłatek (Christmas Wafer) Everybody exchange wishes and Opłatek with everybody.
Then on the table appear Barszcz (beetroot soup) with uszka (small dumplings) in it.
When everybody tried Barszcz one of family members carries Śledzie (Herring) in oil, vinegar, onion, tomato in fact there is unlimited recipes for it .
On the pic: Carp in Jelly, Herrings with garlic and herrings with..I don’t remember there was many kinds of herrings!
In the same time new dishes appear.
The main course is Karp (Carp) served with Sałatka Jarzynowa (Salad made with boiled potatoes and carrots with fresh peas, sweetcorn, dill cucumber, and boiled egg, mixed with mayonnaise) and bread.
Everybody must try at least 12 dishes! Just a little bit but still… 12!
We also have dessert, usually it’s cakes, many cakes
The most typical are Babka Piaskowa, Piernik (Gingerbread) and Sernik (Cheesecake).
Children are waiting for the First Star on the sky. When the First Star appear, children are looking around house for Mikołaj (Santa Claus) and when they come back to the Christmas Tree gifts are there. Then everybody open it, sing Kolędy (Christmas songs, carols) and enjoy Christmas.
I forgot write, that everybody look great, womens have dreeses or shirts, mens have shirts and ties. Everybody look ofical
Here is few the most beautiful Carols
Silent Night, Cicha Noc
Lulaj że Jezuniu
Przybieżeli do Betlejem
And something more modern
In small villages, and cities still are Kolędnicy. It’s children in Devil, Angel, The Kings, Maria, Juzef and Jezus costumes, going around city, singing and visiting people.
Finally, it’s Christmas Day tomorrow!!!
I don’t have christmas parties but I’m going to at least eat a christmas cake!
Recently, people who celebrate christmas have been increasing, but normally, japanese don’t celebrate it.
because there is no custom to celebrate (:
how do you celebrate christmas? tell me please! i really want to know!