Oden

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Japanese Comfort Food!

Japanese Comfort Food!

Oden is a winter time Japanese favorite, similar to hot pot. Oden is comprised of many ingredients, including boiled eggs, various meats, daikon radishes, fish-cakes, and is stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth. Oden is a popular winter-time choice, available at many convenience stores and from food carts during the colder season. Some restaurants and convenient stores do offer oden year-round due to the growing popularity of this comfort food. You can also find oden served at Izakayas, where much like the convenience stores, with single-ingredients can be purchased (such as a piece of daikon, tofu, etc for 50-250 Yen each).

Winter Favorite

Winter Favorite

As a winter favorite for many Japanese, Oden varies from region to region, but there are a few common ingredients found in all Oden

Typical Ingredients Include:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Sliced daikon
  • Konnyaku/Ito konnyaku
  • Konbu (sea weed)
  • Potato
  • Atsuage: (deep fried tofu)
  • Ganmodoki (fried balls of tofu mixed with grated vegetables)
  • Kinchaku (pouches of thin deep fried tofu (aburaage) filled with mochi. Also called fukuro (bag).
  • Bakudan (boiled egg wrapped in surimi)
  • Chikuwa (thick tubes of surimi)
  • Gobomaki (boiled gobo) wrapped in surimi
  • Ikamaki (squid wrapped in surimi)
  • Wiener/sausage-maki (wiener wrapped in surimi)

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