Oden (Japanese Hotpot) Recipe
Try this traditional Japanese winter recipe to warm up this winter!
1. Find your favorite ingredients.
・Daikon (white Japanese radish)
・Potato & Carrot
・Konnyaku (transparent yam starch cake)
・Fried tofu (ganmodoki or atsuage)
・Any kinds of fish-paste cakes available (chikuwa, hanpen, gobouten, okazuten, etc..)*You don’t have to get all of the above.
2. Make soup stock. (4 servings)
・Boil 5 cups of water in a large pot.
・Add 1 tsp of soup seasoning (chicken or fish based)*You may find oden seasoning at some stores.
・Add 2 tbsps of sake.
・Add 2-3 tbsps of soy sauce
・Add 1tsp of sugar.
3. Cut the ingredients into bite-sized pieces (except boiled eggs) and add to the soup stock. Peel the boiled eggs and add to the the soup too.
4. Simmer for a couple hours. Add water and soy sauce as needed.*The longer you cook oden, the better the taste.
Oden is served with Japanese hot mustard (karashi.) Please put a tiny bit of karashi on each bite of ingredient. Be careful not to use too much karashi mustard at a time. I hope this oden will keep you warm during the winter.