Nabe is the embodiment of communal dining in Japan. On chilly winter nights, you can almost feel the love rising from this bubbling pot of goodness.
One of the most popular nabe dishes is oden. The dish is a common find in convenience stores during winter. It’s usually a simmering cauldron of gooey, gummy and chewy textures that include various fishcakes, soybean fritters and stuffed dumpling-like foods.
But you’ll also find tender daikon radish chunks, konnyaku (“devil’s tongue” root jelly), hard-boiled eggs, beef tendons and even wiener sausages all stewed until they absorb the tasty kelp-based stock.
At Yoshiba, savor your soup like a sumo wrestler with chanko nabe, a calorie-laden hodge-podge of fish, meat and vegetables, finished with thick udon noodles and egg.
Yoshiba Culinary, 2-14-5 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture;