Oden, Japanese hotchpotch is one of a Japanese winter dish. A variety of ingredients are boiled well slowly, calmly seasoned with soy flavored dashi. Dashi is a soup stock, and It\’s an important element of seasoning.
Dashi broth for Oden (Japanese hotchpotch)
There are several types of Oden stock, like sardine, beef muscle, seaweed, etc. I usually use kelp, dried bonito, and chicken for Oden stock. It has a perfect umami flavor from them.
Ingredients for Oden (Japanese hotchpotch)
The popular ingredients are tofu, daikon (Japanese radish), chikuwa( fish sausage), konnyaku ( devil\’s-tongue), stuffed cabbage, boiled egg, Suji ( beef tendons), octopus and so on. We can put the ingredients what we like. My favorite ingredients are daikon (Japanese radish) and hanpen (pounded fish cake).