"Nabe is so good~!" "Want to eat nabe!" Once in the winter, the Japanese will keep saying such words over and over. For Japanese, their hot pot cuisine are basically only need to put the ingredients into the pot to cook, but there are different tastes and types depending on the region. Next I want to tell you the Japanese "nabemono（hot pot cuisine）" that only needs simple ingredients but very profound.
Nabe, or also called "nabemono", this is a kind of cuisine which put the vegetables, meat, fish and other ingredients together into the hot pot with soup, generally, people will sit together around the nabe and take food on small plate.
In the cold winter, people will be very happy to sit together to eat nabe, but also very warm! Nabe is a kind of Japanese cuisine suitable for all kinds of situations, and can be eaten with family, friends or lovers! Personally, I think nabe and nihonshu are the best match.
Although all of them are called nabe, yet their ingredients and taste are varied. There are a variety of local nabe, as well as authentic classic nabe. Here is the introduction.
Mizutaki is a cuisine which cook the chicken and vegetables in the pot, its taste is very light that comes from the soup boiled from the ingredients. If dipping ponzu, the taste of such nabe will be greatly improved!
Shabu-shabu is a kind of nabe that only need to put the thin sliced meat into the soup and rinse for a few times. Instead of stewing the meat, but just rinse the sliced meat in the soup with chopsticks. Its taste is also very light, people usually dip ponzu or gomadare while eating.
Its soup is made of soy sauce, sugar, cooking wine, etc. Compared with mizutaki and shabu-shabu, the amount of soup of sukiyaki is lesser, and the soup itself has a strong taste. If eating such nabe with smashed raw eggs, the flavor will become softer!
【Mille Feuille Hot Pot】
Mille Feuille Hot Pot is to alternate the cabbage and pork layer by layer, then arrange them in a circular pattern, you can eat it when the cabbage is soft. For such nabe,people can not help taking a photo before eating!
In addition to the nabe mentioned above, there are many alternative nabe in Japan!
This is a kind of hot pot that adds spice such as curry. Because the Japanese really like curry, they invent such kind of nabe!
Its base is made of ripe tomatoes! The red appearence matches the sausage and cabbage very well.
By the way...
There is also a terrible hot pot called "Dark Nabe", the people who sitting around nabe will put their own ingredients into the pot secretly, no matter how unsuitable the ingredients are, and eat it in the dark...!
Nothing is better than sitting in front of a warm nabe in the cold winter, let's make the mind and body nice and warm♪