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Nabe

If you are looking for some casual cooking which is traditional in Japan, look no further than the Nabe. The Nabe is really just a place where they serve one pot meals. That is all the entrees are one pot meals. They are served hot and are stews and soups that you can order. More popular in the colder months, you can get them all year long at some of the restaurants located around the city center. Coming with many different broths and dipping sauces, you can really get creative when ordering.

Shabu Shabu

This dish was first introduced in Japan during the 20th Century from the Chinese and has become a popular dish amongst tourists and visitors to Tokyo, in particular. This one-pot dish is made of thinly sliced beef slowly boiled in water and vegetables and various condiments. Once cooked it is then served with various dipping sauces. Although very similar to the sukiyaki dish, shabu shabu is considered to be a lot more savoury than the sweeter sukiyaki dish.

Sukiyaki

This recipe is prepared as a one-pot stew dish and served in a shallow iron pot. It’s generally served as a winter dish particularly at Japanese year-end parties. Although very similar to shabu shabu, sukiyaki is a sweeter dish. It’s made of thinly sliced beef and vegetables which are slowly boiled with soy sauce, sugar and mirin, an essential condiment similar to rice wine. Once cooked, the meat is then dipped into raw, beaten eggs and eaten.

Chanko

This one-pot protein-rich broth stew is fed to sumo wrestlers, in particular, and eaten in huge quantities by the wrestlers as part of their main body building diet. The bulk of this dish is made up of proteins, usually quartered chicken with skin, tofu or fried fish balls slowly boiled with vegetables and mirin (rice wine) for added flavour. It is generally eaten with rice and beer to increase the wrestler’s calorie intake. Any broth left over is often used for noodles.

Motsu

This popular and inexpensive stew dish originated in Fukuoka, and became popular in Tokyo, is made from pork or beef offal, generally beef intestines. It is slowly boiled in a pot to which cabbage has been added, together with soy sauce, garlic, chili pepper and miso, a traditional Japanese condiment made from fermenting rice or barley as well as a type of fungus. Noodles are then added to the dish for a complete meal.

Oden

This is a popular winter dish served throughout Japan with each region having its own varying ingredients. Basically it’s made from boiled eggs, the roots of the konnyaku plant, the large white daikon radish, together with fish cakes and slowly boiled in a soy sauce broth. The Japanese mustard known as Karashi is a favourite seasoning for this dish. Oden can be bought from food markets as well as many shops which will have the stew simmering throughout winter.

Mo-mo-paradise

Description Looking for a quick bite to eat that is consistent and fresh every time? Try Mo-mo-paradise. They offer fresh traditional Japanese cuisine from soups to meats, to fish, there is nothing that you can’t find. Quality is number one. Home grown vegetables and fresh meats are the cornerstone of this establishment. There are many different types of different cuisine so there is something for everyone. Taking the simplistic and making it delicious is what they specialize in.

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