Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Year Crossing Soba Noodle;

*Home made Year Crossing Soba Noodle*
We have a custom eating year-crossing soba-noodles 「年越し蕎麦」 for New Year's Eve Dinner.  Having this soba-noodle with family member quietly at home means a lot to greet the happy next year. There are several theories for how this custom started like the link explains, but the most popular one would be "wishing to have a thin long happy life" year-crossing noodles (link)
*Soba Noodle Making Guest*
Several says ago a lady 'who is my husband's colleague before he retired' tried to make soba noodle. He seemed happy to be able to become a master for her ;-)
The hardest part must be the cutting.

*This year's Year Crossing Soba Noodle I've made*
Thank you very much for stopping by,
I wish you will have wonderful Year End and New Year;
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  1. Hello Miyako, I wish you and your family all the best in 2020, a Happy & Healthy New Year!

  2. Dearest Miyako,
    You seem to be quite a Lady Chef and your husband indeed is a Master Soba Maker!
    Happy New Year to you both in good health.

  3. Hi Miyako san. You are very lucky to enjoy home-made Toshikoshi-soba! It looks sooo yummy :-) The lady must have had a wonderful time learning soba noodle making from a very skilled master. I would love to learn soba making if I have a chance, too!
    Happy New Year, Miyako san. I wish you and your family a wonderful 2020!

  4. May I wish you and your husband a happy and healthy new year.

  5. Family traditions are so much fun this time of year. It becomes a link between past and future. - Margy

  6. Great post and I hope you have a wonderful 2020

  7. All best wishes for 2020, Miyako.

  8. Your soba noddles look delicious, Miyako! Like your hubby's chef outfit! With these beautiful dishes, the New year now can come! Wishing you and your family a terrific 2010 with health and happiness! Also many thanks for for a full year of beautiful posts for All Seasons - greatly appreciated! Jesh

  9. Miyako - your tradition with the year-crossing soba noodle is all the more special given that the noodles are hand-made! A labor of love! Happy New Year to you, my friend!