Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hinamatsuri 2011

Chirashi Zushi Cake

Japanese Doll Festival or Girls' Festival is celebrated on March 3 when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of little girls here in Japan. Our Hina-ningyo ( Hina dolls ) was bought by my PIL when Wakaba were still little and now displayed right our entrance in our apartment. I was down to fever for the past few days ( I'm well now, thanks God) and displayed the Hina dolls day before the special event and will be kept away today--not because of the superstitious belief ( that if Hina Dolls isn't taken down right after the festival, the girls might have to wait to get married), the Hina Dolls is quite huge and we don't have much space here lol!

It is customary to eat sushi at Hinamatsuri and this time I prepared Hinamatsuri Chirashi Zushi Cake and they're really easy to make! I formed them with a circle ( 18 cm, used for baking cakes) and from the bottom is the sushi rice, layered my favourite and handy soboro meat then topped again with sushi rice and decorated with egg strips, boiled carrot and peas. You can easily make your own by mixing and layering the ingredients.

Here's my awase-su (seasoning for the chirashi zushi ) 3-5 tbsp rice vinegar, 2tbsp sugar, 1/3 tsp salt. Mix this on your 3 cups of rice then layer your favorite ingredients ^_^

Wakaba chan and Haruka chan with their Hina Dolls
My homemade Strawberry Short Cake
Japanese Potato Salad
It's their day^_^Hinamatsuri Festives

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31 comments:

Mrs. Kolca said...

Ohhh.. you have lots of fun events and festivals in there sis. You make we dream of living in Japan. Haha!

Cheerful said...

another celebration...ang sarap naman talaga dyan at ang sasarap ng mga food sa table...kagutom! thanks for sharing...happy weekend!

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Jadeingua - 01.20.11 said...

Yummy foods! I like the cake,the potato salad, everything :D.

Thanks for dropping by!

Jheng

lyzacruz88 said...

love the strawberry shortcake! ang sasarap ng food mo...thanks for visiting :)
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carinamodella said...

very nice meal! it all looks so yummy!

 gmirage said...

First time I've seen chirasizushi cake and I think I'll like that! Your strawberry shortcake is so pretty, looks like the ones you can buy from the cake store na, ang galing!

Ken Moon Wong said...

Hi i celebrated Hinamatsuri in my home too

Simply Dyes said...

wow, katakam-takam naman ang mga handa mo :) buti pa dyan sa japan, pinagdadasal ang mga batang babae :) incidentally, this month is women's month!

happy weekend!

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

Cute talaga jan sa inyo, ang damint mga fun event/holidays.Ang saya!!!!
Happy Weekend Mommy Clang!!!!

jeng said...

All the foods in your post make me drool. : ) Looks like your girls had fun celebrating Hinamatsuri. Have a happy weekend!

chubskulit said...

Lovely oranges!

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Mommy Liz said...

2 in 1 talaga. I lvoe the orange mug, ssaka yung orange duns a top ng cake, kala ko carrots na may shape eh, hehehe..oh baka orange nga?

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Hazel said...

You can never go wrong with carrots! :) As always your girls are lovely. Mishu Mommy Clarissa :)

Jona said...

your strawberry shortcake looks so yummmyy!

Jennifer T said...

all of your food looks so good! thank you for sharing about this celebration.

ACmomCee said...

wow ate clang... may festival pala ng ganito? ang dami naming ganyang doll sa bahay dala ng mommy ko... hehe...

it's indeed Wakaba and Haruka's day... grabe! ang galing galing mo magluto at mag bake... super lucky ng iyong mag-aama...

hahai.ponce said...

great smiles from your pretty daughters.

I saw the orange cup and didn't miss the carrots too :D

thanks for the visit

sHeNgKaY said...

kakatuwa naman mga festival ng japan..

love yung my carrots na toppings ba yan?
hehehe...

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genny said...

grabe nagutom ako dito sa entry mo. pahingi naman.!. happy FTF!

melandria said...

just looking at your strawberry cake makes me say, i want one too. hi hi,



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peachkins said...

everything you made looks delicious. Kung nandyan ako,uunahin ko yung Zushi cake kasi dipa ako nakakatikim nun...

Bambie dear said...

Idol kita talaga Te.. uso jyanai.. di ko na naman nabonggahan ang girl's day ni Anzu, next year na lang ulit. Til now di ko pa nattry gumawa ng chirashi. Next year na lang talaga.. sana nga magkalapit lang tayo house para naki-celebrate na lang kami sa inyo hehe

Cecile said...

om goodness, these look yummy!

Chris said...

i really love your posts clang, they show us so much of your life and culture there :) love it! :D happy mommy moments!

kimmy said...

lovely photos you got there... thanks for sharing...

caroline said...

what a creative orange entry! very interesting culture indeed..

Guiltless Grub said...

I like visiting your page coz I always get to peep on new food recipes...

darly said...

ang saya siguro ng Japanese Doll festival, my daughter will surely love it. I want to learn your strawberry shortcake, it looks yummylicious

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☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Happy Japanese festival sa inyong lahat dyan clang, daming pagkain

Dhemz said...

awwwwwwww...ang bongga nang celebration...daming handa...yum yum yum! ka cute jud sa mga dalaga tawon oi....:)

sensya mamiClang nahuli ako sa pila...great to be here!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Your two daughters are so Japanese looking that they can go around Japan and no one will guess that they have a mixed parentage, hehehe. You must be chinky eyed too that I could not decipher an iota of Pinay trait (physical) in them. Great that you were able to celebrate the traditional Girl's Festival with them. The food look so yummy and delicious. Thanks for the post. Gd bless you all always.

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