It's easy to make Sukiyaki at home. Just some slicing and dicing and ten minutes of simmering and you will have a delicious Japanese hot pot brimming with beef, rice noodles, tofu and vegetables, in a sweet soy broth.
Nabemono or nabe is the Japanese term for hot pot or one-pot dishes and Sukiyaki is one of Japan's most popular nabe dishes. It combines lots of fresh vegetables; tender tofu, and thin slices of beef, all cooked together in one pot, in a sweet soy-based broth. Slice and dice everything in advance and once the broth is simmering dinner will be ready in ten minutes.
It is much easier to thinly slice raw beef after it firms up in the freezer for an hour or two.
When the broth is ready, each ingredient is added to the pot in its own little pile. Don't worry if things stick up out of the broth. Once everything is tucked into its own spot and the pot is simmering, you can nudge things down gently into the broth to make sure everything gets nicely cooked and tender.
In japan the whole pot goes onto the table and diners reach in with chop sticks and grab what they want.
One of the great benefits of a one-pot dinner, according to the Japanese, is that when people eat from a shared pot, it helps create closeness and warm relationships between them.
If you want the authentic Japanese dining experience, know that It's considered good manners in Japan to make loud slurping sounds when eating soup with noodles. It lets the cook know that you're enjoying the meal. It's also acceptable manners to lift your soup bowl to your mouth and drink the broth as if your bowl were a cup.
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