Good Osechi Meal (reasonably priced) for Manhattan 2007?
Hi - was wondering if anyone knew of a good (reasonably priced) restaurant offering an Osechi meal to ring in the Japanese New Year? (I'm dying to try O-zoni, but don't want to spend three figures for one meal...!)
Thanks in advance,
--Gaijin Girl (Janet)
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I know that if you go to the Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ 2-3 days before Jan. 1, you can get a set of o-sechi dishes prepared, but I haven't had them, so I can't tell you whether they are great or not. They are, however, reasonably priced, and I did see the Japanese families scrambling to get them, so I'd assume they are at least reasonably good for the price.
On the other hand, O-zoni is very very simple to make yourself. 2 years ago I made it myself for my husband and family, and he said that the recipe I used turned out well. If you'd like I can try to find it for you. It was Kansai style.
Thanks - yes, I would enjoy having the recipe (when you have a moment.)
As as update, wanted to also let everyone know that I found some sources for Osechi items. (I should have clarified that takeout was fine for me - it didn't have to be a sitdown meal. In doing the research, I found Osechi available at Jasmart and ESPECIALLY Sunrise Mart. (Tried Kuri Kinton and Kuromame, and Daidai Mochi - all of which I did enjoy.) Also found out about Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ, which is now on my to-do list...just not this week. :))) Thanks!