What is “nabe”?

Nabe is a famous winter food in Japan. But what kind of dish is it actually? What kind is there? How to make it? This time I would like to introduce you to the nabe.

1, What is a nabe?

2, what kind is there?

3, how do you make it?

4, Last fun

5, recent nabe

1, What is a nabe?

Indicates hot pot cooking.

A very popular Japanese dish in winter, where the side dish is served on the table in the pot used for cooking without transferring it to the tableware.

It can be said that the dish are similar to stew, Pot-au-feu and jjigae.

In the Edo period, which began in the 17th century, nabe began to be eaten.

It is a dish in which various ingredients are cooked in one pot, and light seafood (such as cod), meat, vegetables, udon, and tofu are used as ingredients.

It is also a healthy dish with relatively low calories because you can eat a lot of vegetables and meat.

2, what kind is there?

Sukiyaki: A Japanese dish in which meat and other ingredients are cooked by baking or boiling in a shallow iron pan. As seasonings, soy sauce, sugar, sake, etc., and warishitas that combine them in advance are used. Sliced ​​beef is used for general sukiyaki, and ingredients such as green onions, Chinese cabbage, garland chrysanthemum, shiitake mushrooms, yaki-dofu, and shirataki noodles are added.

This is sukiyaki. It is said to be one of the feasts in Japan.

Mizutaki: A hot pot dish in which chicken and vegetables are stewed from water and dipped in ponzu soy sauce with seasonings. The mainstream is chicken.

This is Mizutaki. Chicken is the main nabe. Personally, I think it’s the simplest nabe.

Yosenabe: A hot pot dish in which various ingredients such as vegetables and seafood are added and simmered. Use seafood-based soup stock such as bonito and kelp. The appeal of yosenabe is that you can enjoy many ingredients at once.

This is a yosenabe. The feature is that it contains various ingredients.

Chanko nabe: A hot pot dish mainly eaten by sumo wrestlers. Chanko originally refers to the meal of sumo wrestlers. Use chicken-based soup stock.

This is chanko nabe. The feature is that it contains a lot of meatballs.

Shabu-shabu: A hot pot dish in which thinly sliced ​​beef is dipped in boiling water and dipped in sauce juice (ponzu or gomadare).

This is shabu-shabu. As shown in the picture, thin beef (or pork) is dipped in soup and dipped in ponzu sauce or sesame seeds.

Kiritanpo nabe … Kiritanpo is a food made by wrapping crushed glutinous rice with a cedar stick around the tip and baking it, then removing it from the stick and cutting it for easy eating. Local cuisine of Akita prefecture. You can put it in chicken stock and simmer it, or add miso and bake it.

The photo above is a Kiritanpo nabe. And the white one with a hole in the middle is Kiritanpo.

3, how do you make it?

① First, cut ingredients such as fish, meat, and vegetables into bite-sized pieces.

② Prepare the soup in a nabe. (We sometimes make soup with seasonings, but most of the time we use nabe soup sold at supermarkets.)

③ Place the nabe on the tabletop stove and heat it over medium heat.

④ After boiling, add the ingredients and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes until cooked.

⑤ When the ingredients are boiled, take them from the nabe and put them in your own bowl with ponzu sauce or sesame seeds.

4, Last fun

When I’m completely full with the nabe, I have the last fun.

Commonly known as “sime”.

You can enjoy the pot until the last soup.

White rice and udon are added to the soup, which has a delicious flavor from various ingredients, and is eaten.

Even if you eat udon noodles, it absorbs the flavor and is really delicious.

This is a picture of white rice in a nabe.

It absorbs all the flavors of vegetables and meat and is really delicious.

5, recent nabe

Recently, the number of ingredients that even one person can make and eat is increasing.

My dad doesn’t like nabe so much that the whole family can’t eat nabe no matter how cold it is. In such a case, one person prepares a small nabe, vegetables, tofu, and soup stock for one person for lunch.

Many are sold at supermarkets and convenience stores, so why not buy one?

In addition, there are many other nabe dishes such as kimchi nabe and soy milk nabe.

I love kimchi nabe. It’s spicy and delicious.

This is a nabe for one person.

After adding this, add the ingredients and simmer to easily make a nabe for one person.

The nabe is the perfect dish for this cold season.

It is also a healthy dish with relatively low calories because you can eat a lot of vegetables and meat.

Isn’t it good to eat a nabe at home alone or with a family and relax?

Thank you!!