A hotpot dish is perfect to warm you up in the colder months. There are dozens of different kinds of hotpots such as chanko nabe (chicken, fish, tofu and vegetables in chicken broth soup) and sukiyaki (sliced beef, vegetables and tofu with soy sauce based sweet sauce). However, I recommend cabbage and pork hotpot, as it is easy to make, looks pretty and tastes delicious.
Ingredients (serves 4)
- -1 large green cabbage
- -300 – 500g thinly sliced pork
- -2 tbsp soy sauce
- -½ tsp salt
- -2 tbsp bonito fish soup stock
- Remove the hard core and stem from the cabbage.
- Chop the cabbage and the pork. If you want to make your hotpot look neat, try and cut them into equal size (around 5cm pieces).
- Put the cabbage and the pork into a pot. You can layer them alternately either in a radial pattern or a spiral pattern to make it look pretty.
- Pour the water in until the ingredients are fully covered.
- Add soy sauce, salt and bonito fish soup stock.
- Put the lid on and wait for about 15 minutes over medium heat until it gives off steam.
- Have it with soy sauce, black pepper or any other sauce of your choice.