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Japanese Hot Pot Recipes – Oden


Japanese Hot Pot Recipes – Oden

Do you know what is Hot, Delicious and yet Cheap dish in Japan during winter time? Ping Pong..the answer is “Oden”. Oden (おでん) a Japanese winter hot pot dish consisting of several ingredients which included boiled eggs, daikon radish, konyaku and processed fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavoured dashi broth. These ingredients are simmered for long time with thick dashi stock and soy sauce. You can have as many ingredients as you like just add them in simmering oden pot. Karashi (Japanese hot mustard) is often used as a condiment for Oden. You can easily get a single-ingredient varieties as cheap as 50Yen in most of the convenience stores throughout Japan in Winter. Let’s have some “Oden” to warm you down in the cold winter.


4 fish cakes
1 daikon radish
2 blocks fried tofu (Atsuage)
4 boiled eggs
1 block Konyaku
2 carrots
2 potatoes
karashi(hot mustard)

Ingredients for making soup:

2000ml dashi stock (2tbsp dashi powder)
15cm konbu (fried kelp)
100ml sake (Japanese rice wine)
3 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp mirin
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp salt

Cut daikon into 4cm thick and round. Cut potatoes in half and other ingredients into bite size. Peel boiled eggs. Add dashi stock in a large pot together with konbu and  other ingredients for soup, then bring to boil. Add all ingredients (except fish cake) into pot and simmer for 30~40minutes in low heat. Add fish cake and simmer for another 10minutes. Serve ingredients with some soup and hot mustard.


Japanese Hot Pot Recipes : Oden

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  1. [...] in the winter. Japanese likes to braise daikon with meat or fish and it widely use in recipes like Oden, and Nabe Mono(鍋物). And the recipe below, Simmered Daikon with Chicken (Daikon To Toriniku [...]

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