oden

Oden

Oden is one of the typical Japanese hot pot dishes. You can eat them at convenience stores in winter.

It is often served as sake snacks at small Oden pubs. These ingredients are also referred to as “Oden-dane”.

oden

Today,  I would like to introduce Oden, a winter dish loved by Japanese😋

Local Taste

odenya

Shizuoka’s Oden is black soup, Nagoya has the miso taste, Hokkaido is seaweeds soup…Oden also is local as same as Ramen. The taste of soup is big different from Hokkaido to Okinawa each city!

Tokyo style is the one to put Japanese yellow mustard on little bit. 

chikuwa

Oden is sold at Oden stores is skewered  like yakitori, so it’s easy to eat😊

February 22nd is Oden Day. 

Shall we join oden party!?

kanazawa

Nerimono

nerimono

Nerimono means fish-cake or fish-pastes.
I already introduced in detail on the Nerimono page.
It is interesting that these ingredients also difference depending on local.

Akamaki is the opposite color version of Naruto. (Red spiral foods on right photo)This food is essential for Kanazawa’s food😊

Nerimono

Eggs

eggs

There are chicken eggs, quail eggs and Uzura-ten, which is a quail egg wrapped in fish-paste and deep- fried.

Vegetables

daikon

Daikon radish and tighten kelp are essential ingredients for oden.

Especially, kelp is important for dashi.
potatoes and ginkgo nuts are used depending on area.

Tofu

Ganmodoki

We eat deep-fried tofu, Ganmodoki, Kurumabu(baked wheel-shaped gluten meat, left down photo), or Yuba-maki(Tofu skin roll) depend on area.

atsu-age
kurumabu

Do you know gluten meat? the texture of this is so similar to real meat that it is often eaten instead of real meats by vegetarians in Japan. Especially when this is deep-fried, you may not distinguish real meat and kuruma-bu.

Healthier than meats and they are often used in Shojin-ryori.

Meats

gyusuji

Gyusuji is used overseas for stews well.
It is also used in stewed dishes and curries in Japan.
Although, It is not often eaten in the Kanto region, Western Japanese eats them in oden.

Wiener sausages are put in Oden like a pot-au-feu depending on area. Germans would be happy to see this ingredient, right?

Seafood

seafood

Seafood often uses ika-ten,squid tempura and boiled octopus-on-a-stick.

baigai

You can eat whelk also in Kanazawa.

Other

konnyaku

We always eat konjac, Shirataki, or Mochi-kinchaku,a pouch filled with rice cake.

shirataki

Shirataki(brown white coiled food on the left) is a popular diet food instead food of noodle.

Right photo is mochi-kinchaku. this texture is so sticky that old people often die by stuffing this into their throats.

Is this food scarier than blowfish😨?!

Today I introduced Oden, one of Japanese typical hot pot dishes.
The taste and ingredients different depending on area like a ramen.

Please try to have it with Sake by all means!

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