Thursday, March 4, 2010

Food Trip Friday--Hina Matsuri


Hinamatsuri is a Japanese Doll Festival--March 3 is a day to celebrate for a girl' s healthy development and happiness here in Japan. The focus of the event is the annual display of Hina Dolls and it is also in the tradition to keep them right away coz there is a superstious belief that if Hina Dolls isn't taken down right after the festival, the girls might have to wait to get married. And another traditional Japanese belief is that by touching the dolls all the illness and bad lucks will be transfered to them.
Hina Matsuri is my girls day and so I made their request to celebrate the festival just like last year , this time I baked a Strawberry Short Cake, Chirashi zushi ( a sushi rice flavored with toppings ), Fried Chicken, French Fries, Jellyfish salad, and a simple miso soup ( photo not included coz they gobble the food right away if it is served already lol!)


---Chirashi zushi---
---Hina Matsuri Feasts---
---Wakaba and Haruka---
---Another homemade cake for my girls, I guess I made it perfectly! \(^0^)/
---My girls helped me with the cake decorations with my support------Frozen blueberries, I got those last summer during our picking harvest at my PIL's farm---

---Yours truly, preparing for my girls homemade cake. Thanks to my husband for coming home early!---

Hina Matsuri is a traditional custom in Japan that strengthens bond within each family. I'm honoured to be able to experience their custom and glad to share the Japanese culture to all of you.

A Food Trip entry for



For Food trippers join us here. Chibugan na!!! \(^0^)/

27 comments:

Lulu said...

oh gosh homemade cake! ganda and i love the fruits especially the kiwi... yummy!

Bambie dear ★ said...

ang saya saya naman ate.. at mukhang super excited sila sa celebration.. well kami naman otonashii kami, busy kasi sina MIL kaya wala kami chirashi =( dapat pala matuto nako gumawa nun.. bawi na lang next year. Grabe ngayon ko lang naalala na dapat itago na pala.. Anyway have a nice weekend =)

Sreisaat said...

Reading your menu for your girls' Hinamatsuri made me drool. And the cake!!! huwaaaaw! I miss baking, pano kasi hanggang ngayon sira pa rin ang oven ko. In the spirit of Hinamatsuri, I wish your girls grow up healthy, wise, and happy =)


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✿Grace Draper✿ said...

anu ba ito pagkasarap sarap ng mga hinahanda mo palagi kapatid, oh cge gagawan kita basta ikaw no problem sabihin mo lng kelan he he gawan kita tulang ng sa akin para kambal pati font gusto mo ganun din sa akin

♥Willa♥ said...

Nakakatuwa naman jan sa Japan,ang daming little festival, tapos lagi ka rin marami handa :D
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melandria said...

Hi sis, hmm, sarap naman nito. Sis, just want to inform you na meron na pong winner dun sa baby contest ko, i will give you her address. Can i have your ym po?

By the way, the blogging contest is extended till March 15, sna po maka join kayo. again, thank you so much.

chubskulit said...

Sarap naman nyan!

Pwede pa bang humabol kahit late na? I am sharing Pork Roast. Have a great weekend!

Kcirnede said...

Very colorful, and I bet they taste yummy too.

Cecile said...

wow, daming masarap na pagkain dito; yung cake bukod sa maganda ang pagkakagawa mo eh...mukhang sobra ang sarap; thanks for making me drool, Clang :-)

Kero said...

you are a wonderful cook!

i would love to make something like these soon. please share your icing recipe hehe

Reena said...

wow. super yummy nyan ah! it's not just eating time, it's bonding time too. :)

Dee said...

Wow, lots of food! They all look very interesting and delicious! And the cake looks so professional - parang like the ones you buy at bakeshops! Great job, Clang! Bilib ako! Keep it up! :)

jenn_US said...

u look so busy and seems like the kids are having a blast as well! the cake looks yummy.

Dhemz said...

oh mama mia...look at the preparation...bongga na bongga....parang pang high end na resto ang dating...ehehehe!

love the presentation mami Clang....so yummy! may LOs paba jan?

as in you did it perfectly...I have never made a cake as perfect as that...great job!

cute talaga ng mga dalaga mo! salamat sa dalaw mami Clang at sa mga comments...miss to hear from yah...sige, have to hit the hay...bukas na ako mag blog hop...nahuhulog na eyelashes ko...lol! mwah....:)

kikamz said...

hina matsuri na pala jan mommy clang? i am sure the kids had fun! i wish sam gets to experience it too.. ewan kung kelan kami makakabisita ulit ng japan. i miss the place.. esp ngayon na mag spring na. cguro start na bloom ang mga sakura? post mo na lang ako ng photos mommy ha?

thanks sa birthday greetings dear! :D

Mrs. Kolca said...

i love the perfect look of your cake dear.. super enjoy ang kiddos mo sa pag-decorate.. i can imagine my daughter and i doing the same thing someday.. i think we'll do a lot of things in the kitchen together too! hey, share mo naman recipe mo.. i would like to try it :D

Sweetmom said...

wow! kakagutom nman dito...home made cake looks really yummy:-)

Cens World said...

Food trip is nice. After this post, I think I will ask my son to accompany me for a good food trip :)

Have a great week and take care

Mommy Liz said...

Nag aral ka ba ng Culinary, kasi ang ganda ng mga design mo eh, parang super sarap kainin ng mga food, yummm!

Anney said...

Ang sarap!! Naintriga namn ako sa jellyfish salad na yan!

onlinemommy said...

Looks yummy mommy! Hindi ako mahilig sa processed strawberry pero yours really look delectable :)

Never pa akong nakapagtry gumawa ng cake. Masubukan nga minsan.

shydub said...

Parade of sweets and yummy foodies. May jellyfish salad pala hehe.

Anyway, si wakaba at haruka parang kambal hehr. dami ko na namiss dito clang sensya na hindi na ako masyado nakakabloghop sa sobrang busy as a bumble bee. thanks for the visits my fwend. kisses sa kambal ay este to your gilrs hehe

♥peachkins♥ said...

Ang saya naman nyang Hina Matsuri. Ang colorful ng mga handa mo..

eden said...

wow, the food looks yummy especially that strawberry short cake at sushi rice.. yum yum yum.. nice to see your girls helping you out with the decorations. I bet all kids love that work.

♥Grace Draper♥ said...

pagdating sa mga pagkain at mga food decoaration at mga cake galing mo naku jan anmn ako alang alam sa mga decoration ng mga cake at kung anu anu pa haha

Me said...

aj nakaka-inspired yong homemade cake mo...binigyan mo ako nang adrenalin sa mga foods nyo...thanks for sharing this passionate pictures just injoy looking on it...and sharing your tradition...nice post Clang

K said...

ay anu ba yun tumulo laway ko sa keyboard. bwahaha! kasalanan mo mommy clang. mukang super sarap nung cake mo e :)

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