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Zouni, the most popular and mysterious traditional food2013.11.13

Zouni is the soup containing rice cake.
This soup is the vital food for the New Year’s holidays throughout Japan (except Okinawa).
Zouni is already eaten in Muromachi era(1336〜1573).
It is one of the most popular traditional food of Japan.

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However, the style and recipe of Zouni is inconsistent.
Depending on the region, recipe of Zouni is thoroughly different.

For example, in Tokyo, people eat Zouni of clear soup, but people in Kyoto eat Zouni of white sweet soup.

ZouniPhoto by [puamelia]
ZouniPhoto by plfonne

So it is the really popular food, but people eat different thing as same name.

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