#087: Zo-ni (category: cuisine)
Zo-ni is one of Japanese traditional cuisine. The Japanese word "zo" in "zo-ni" is "roughly" in English and "ni" is "simmer", respectively. As its name indicates, it is a cooking style in which several ingredients including mochi (refer to #086) are roughly put into soup and simmered.
People in Japan usually don't cook zo-ni in daily life but love to eat it especially in Sho-gatsu (refer to #085). Even though each soup has the same name (zo-ni), specific selection of ingredients and type of soup greatly differ from area to area.
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