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Various Japanese Nabe (Hotpot)Dishes|日本の鍋料理いろいろ

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

Various Japanese Nabe dishes|日本のいろいろな鍋料理

Any mention of "Winter" in Japan is likely to conjure images of sitting around a nabe (hotpot) and eating. It is quite common to share a hotpot with other people, but recently, one-pot nabe has become trendy in Japan.

A variety of base soups for nabe (hotpot) are available at supermarkets. They are popular because all that is required to make a tasty nabe is to add ingredients.


Nabe comes in a variety of flavors and with many common ingredients. You can add meat, seafood, vegetables, or any other ingredients that you like.

To finish off the nabe, many people add rice to make "zosui" (rice porridge), or noodles (ramen or udon). Adding rice and noodles is called "shime," for "finishing off" the meal.

What follows is some of the many kinds of nabe dishes. I hope that they help you to warm up during the cold of winter!

「鍋」の味や具材はさまざま。肉、魚介、野菜など、好きな具材を入れて楽しめます。具材を食べた後は、ごはんを入れて雑炊にしたり、麺を入れてラーメンやうどんにしてもおいししいですよ。 雑炊や麺を入れて食べることを「シメ」と言います。


1. Oden(おでん)

Oden is a winter favorite. There are a great many ingredients, including daikon, egg, shirataki, kelp, konnyaku, fish paste, hanpen, beef tendon, dashimaki egg, mochi kinchaku, sausage, and others. Many are made from diced fish.Well-seasoned oden is usually accompanied by spicy karashi (Japanese yellow mustard).


Oden Nabe|おでん

2. Kimchi Nabe(キムチ鍋)

Kimchi-nabe is another popular hotpot. Many Kimchi-nabe dipping sauces are not only spicy, but also flavorful with seafood and other ingredients. Children and others who are not fond of spicy foods may want to mix in a raw egg to reduce the spiciness.

Concentrated Kimchi-nabe soup, which comes in a separate pouch for each person, is popular because it is compact and can be adjusted to the number of people eating. You can also control the spiciness of the hotpot yourself.



Kimchi Nabe|キムチ鍋

3. Yose-nabe(寄せ鍋)

Yose-nabe is a hot pot in which a wide variety of ingredients such as meat, seafood, and vegetables are added and simmered together. In fact, the name comes from Japanese meaning "to gather," implying that you can add anything you like. The broth is usually seafood-based, such as bonito, kelp, or shellfish. Salt, soy sauce, and miso are commonly added to season the dis. The simplicity of yose-nabe is what makes it a popular hotpot in Japan.



4. Soy Milk Nabe(豆乳鍋)

Soy Milk Nabe is a popular for its milk but rich flavor. The most popular ingredients are pork and Chinese cabbage. After eating the nabe itself, a Western-style follow-up is highly recommended to finish up. By adding rice and cheese you can make risotto, or add pasta to make a carbonara-style shime.


Soy Milk Nabe|豆乳鍋

5. Kiritanpo Nabe(きりたんぽ鍋)

Kiritanpo is a dish local tof Akita Prefecture. Kiritanpo is made by pounding just-cooked rice into a mash, then rolled into cylinders and grilled. The nabe soup is mainly made using chicken, mushrooms, and vegetables. Kiritanpo, which absorbs the broth, has a taste and texture that is very different from zosui.


Kiritanpo Nabe|きりたんぽ鍋

If you're looking for something a little different, this one's for you!


6. Yakitori Nabe ( Gilled chicken Nabe )(やきとり鍋)

Cut chicken, green onions, fried tofu, etc. into bite-sized pieces and grill them in a pan. Place the grilled ingredients on skewers and add them to a yose-nabe. The grilled ingredients give the dish a very rich flavor. We think that Yakitori-nabe is a fun and visually appealing dish that you can enjoy.


Yakitori Nabe|やきとり鍋

7. Decorative Nabe(デコレーション鍋)

A decorative Nabe is a great idea for a party!

It is easy to make Decorative Nabe with a bit of preparation. Cut colorful vegetables and fish paste into stars, animal shapes, and even popular anime characters. You can make it stunning visually. Try making the nabe into something cute, tasty, and nutritious-all at the same time.


Decorative Nabe|デコレーション鍋

Rankings of "Base soup for Nabe(Hot pot)," a simple way to make delicious Nabe, can be found on Shareview.


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