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In spite of being one of the most common dishes in the winter in Japan, Oden (おでん) is not well known for the people from overseas. It can be served at restaurants, food stalls, convenience stores, and made at home.
When the air gets cold, every convenience stores start selling Oden all through the winter. So if you are not the first time in winter in Japan, you must have seen its pot at a corner in a convenience store but never wanted to try due to its unfamiliar ingredients and wired-looking.
Oden is a hotpot dish consisting of various ingredients simmered in a soy-flavored dashi (fish and kelp stock) broth. We prefer to add as many as different kinds of ingredients as they improve umami-rich oden broth. The ingredients vary so widely in each region and household. But there are some common items you’ll find in most pots of Oden.
Daikon radish (everybody love when it soaks up the umami soup)
Konnyaku (a hard jelly-like texture food made of some kind of potato)
Chikuwa (tube-shaped fish cakes)
Nerimono (a general name for paste products – chikuwa is one of them. Fish cakes and meatballs)
Kinchaku (little pouches made from deep-fried tofu. sticky mochi rice cake inside)
At home, Oden is usually served to the table in a pot, so we can eat them hot and get warm. The full of umami soup is a real comfort. And it is perfect much with Japanese sake!!
Finally, this is a good chance for you to try Oden and even make it yourself!
You’ll surely love to eat during the winter.
* You can get free refills on Japanese sake, beer, wine and soft drink during the lesson :)* Menus are subject to change based on the availability of items in the market.
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Hi! I'm Junko, the owner of JJ Kitchen in Tokyo. Supporting me is my good foodie friend, Eiko.We love to cook, eat, and drink with our friends. We talk nonstop about the foods and drinks we’re interested in, and often enjoy throwing home parties with friends on the weekends. The happy smiles of our guests are the biggest treat for us. We will welcome you to our kitchen with all our hearts :)