Osechi ryori are unique Japanese dishes eaten in the New Year, whose ingredients have auspicious meanings. This year, many famous restaurants and hotels are putting a new spin on their osechi courses. These include French and Asian versions designed to appeal to those who are not accustomed to traditional Japanese fare.
Here are five 2020 osechi dishes that you can actually order! In addition to the orthodox version, there are also fun ones themed around the animation "One Piece," osechi produced by "LeTAO," the famous western confectionery maker in Hokkaido, and other extravagant osechi dishes you surely will want to try out.
- Table of Contents
- 1. Hokkaido's Famous Western Confectionery Brand LeTAO's Delica & Sweets Premium Osechi 2021
- 2. The French Osechi by Benoit Paris, a French Bistro That Has Been in Business for Over 100 Years
- 3. Enjoyed by the Whole Family! The One Piece Osechi Made in the Spirit of the Animation One Piece
- 4. "Thai Cuisine Osechi" Developed by Thai Restaurant "coci" in Ebisu
- 5. First Class Hotel Ritz-Carlton Tokyo's Authentic Japanese Osechi Made with the Finest Ingredients
1. Hokkaido's Famous Western Confectionery Brand LeTAO's Delica & Sweets Premium Osechi 2021
LeTAO is a western confectionery store based in Otaru, Hokkaido. It is known for its amazing cheesecake that melts in your mouth with the very first bite. It offers typical dishes and sweets in its extravagant Delica & Sweets Osechi.
The Delica-ju (Delica Box) is supervised by a skilled French chef who oversees the food menu at LeTAO. The original dishes are made with Hokkaido ingredients, giving them an authentic flavor.
The Sweets-ju (Sweets Box) is produced by three patisseries that represent LeTAO, and it is filled with original sweets that are only available here.
This is a unique arrangement in which you can enjoy both osechi and sweets; something that can only be provided by a western confectionery shop. This premium osechi can be enjoyed by the whole family, but as there is a limited quantity, we recommend making reservations early.
・Price: 37,800 Yen (tax included) *free shipping
・Sales date: Currently accepting orders
・How to purchase: On their official online shop
・On sale until: December 25, 2020
・Delivery date: December 26, 2020 - December 29, 2020
2. The French Osechi by Benoit Paris, a French Bistro That Has Been in Business for Over 100 Years
Bistro Benoit Paris was established in 1912 and has been in business for over 100 years. They have been produced by the master of French cuisine Alain Ducasse since 2005, and Benoit Tokyo in Tokyo Aoyama received 1 star from Michelin from 2016 to 2018.
Benoit Paris created the Benoit Parish French Osechi Six-Tiered Box and Three-Tiered Box.
It is an extravagant osechi where you can enjoy a full French course, ranging from hors d'oeuvre to dessert, in your own home. Its authentic Parisian flavor will make you feel as though you were eating in a restaurant there.
They have two types of osechi. The three-tiered version is a full course with 23 dishes, and the six-tiered version has 25 dishes with more expensive ingredients and more volume. Eating authentic food overseas is not always easy, so this is an osechi you will definitely want to try.
・Price: Six-Tired 73,440 yen (tax included) / Three-Tiered 41,040 yen (tax included), both are 3-4 servings *free shipping.
・Sales date: Currently accepting orders
・How to purchase: On the official T.K.SHIN online shop or department stores nationwide.
・On sale until: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Delivery date: December 31, 2020
3. Enjoyed by the Whole Family! The One Piece Osechi Made in the Spirit of the Animation One Piece
This is a one-of-a-kind osechi collaboration between the mega-hit animation "One Piece" and the long-established osechi shop "Ichi Fuji." It is an osechi made with carefully selected ingredients with flavors that certainly everyone will enjoy.
The illustrative arrangement of the famous One Piece Osechi changes every year. The osechi with 31 dishes is made with two tiers; the first is the "Luffy's Meat Box" made after the main character Luffy who loves meat, and the "Pirate Seafood Box" based on the pirate character theme. The characters dressed in kimono give it an extra gorgeous feeling perfectly suited to the Japanese New Year.
Currently, the osechi is sold out, but there is a possibility that they may release a small number from mid to late December. You can contact them in advance to be notified if they have additional sales. Make sure you don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind osechi. Celebrate your New Years' with the Straw Hat Pirates.
・Price: 16,200 Yen (tax included, shipping included)
・Sales date: The first batch is sold out. Possible additional sales in mid to late December.
・How to purchase: On their official online shop, select "request for resale" from the inquiry form.
・On sale until: Ends when sold out.
・Delivery date: December 31, 2020
4. "Thai Cuisine Osechi" Developed by Thai Restaurant "coci" in Ebisu
The Thai cuisine restaurant in Ebisu, coci, created a new Thai-style original osechi which they call the "Thai Cuisine Osechi."
The osechi has 9 Thai-style dishes, such as the spiny lobster Kun Patpong Curry symbolizing the wish for longevity, the red and white som tam namasu (raw fish and vegetable vinegar dish) symbolizing a wish for peace, and the lemongrass kuri-kinton (mashed sweet potatoes with sweetened chestnuts) symbolizing a wish for good fortune. These gorgeous nouveau-style osechi are still made with meaning that conveys the New Year's mood.
It is reasonably priced, and recommended for those seeking something to add to their normal osechi or those bored with traditional New Years' dishes, who simply want to spice up their dining table.
This is a chance to start the New Year by savoring osechi flavors uniquely different and untried.
・Price: 8,640 yen (tax included) *2-3 servings
・Sales date: Currently on sale
・How to order: Reservation purchase on their online shop
・Sales period (per-order period): November 18, 2020 (Thursday) - December 18 (Friday)
・Delivery date: December 31, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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5. First Class Hotel Ritz-Carlton Tokyo's Authentic Japanese Osechi Made with the Finest Ingredients
This Osechi is created by the first-class hotel The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, located in Roppongi Tokyo Midtown. Produced under the supervision of the head chef of the Japanese restaurant "Hinokizaka," this osechi is prepared with the highest cooking techniques and carefully selected authentic luxurious ingredients.
The menu uses seasonal luxurious Japanese ingredients ordered from all over the country.
The authentic flavor of this osechi enables you to fully experience true Japanese culture in this exquisite osechi.
There is a two-tiered and three-tiered version and an optional "Kobe Beef Sirloin" menu (200g / 2 slices / 20,000 yen). New Years' is the perfect time to enjoy an extravagant osechi. How about celebrating New Years' with some first-class flavor?
・Price: Two-tier 54,000 yen (tax included) *2-3 servings / three-tier 91,800 yen (tax included) * 3-4 serving
・Sales date: Currently accepting orders
Reservation method: Online or call (03-6434-8711) 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
・Sales period (per-order period): Thursday, October 1, 2020 (Thursday) - December 15 (Friday)
・Delivery date: December 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pickup location: Hinokizaka (45th floor)
Osechi Ryori is a special dish to pray for happiness in the coming New Year.
Especially for this New Year's, more people will most likely spend time at home instead of going out. How about ordering a different osechi than usual to enjoy the first gourmet food of 2021 while wishing for a better year?
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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