Nabe(鍋)

Have you ever heard “nabe”(鍋) or “donabe”(土鍋)?

Nabe or donabe is  a pot in Japanese but Donabe doesn’t mean a stainless pot but a clay pot like this.

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We often use this and the dishes cooked with this is also called “nabe”, and is popular in winter. I’d like to show you examples of nabe dishes that I made.

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This is a typical Japanese nabe dish in winter that has napa cabbage, cibolspork, garland chrysanthemum leaves and shiitakes in it.

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This is called “Nabeyakiudon”. “Yaki” is grilled and “Udon” is thick noodles made from rice. It has Japanese radishes, carrots, spinach, udon noodles, eggs and kamaboko which is fish minced and steamed. How to cook nabeyakiudon is quite simple. Boil soup and put root vegetables in first. Add other stuffs in the nabe and once it steams up again, then it’s ready.

I cooked and ate it with my friends and had a great time, because it warmed our bodies and hearts! Nabe is not a dish to eat alone but a dish to gather friends or family to eat together.

Why don’t you hold a nabe party to enjoy the hot and delicious nabe dishes with everyone in this winter?

 

 

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