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Oden! Japan's Most Popular Winter Dish!

Oden is a "nabemono" (Japanese one-pot dish) that's so popular, that you can even find it in convenience stores in the winter! The pots of oden can feature foods such as boiled eggs, daikon or konjac as well as region specific foods which you can typically buy for around 100 yen each. The broth itself is "dashi" flavored and is shared by all of the ingredients, allowing all of the flavors to mix together. While its considered a winter dish, some of these shops keep what is known as a "master stock." Which means they never get rid of all of the broth but instead, refill it as it simmers to let the flavor develop for sometimes years.


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