Updated: April 17, 2018
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Mizutaki Recipe: Hakata Chicken Broth Nabe

Have ever heard of "Mizutaki"? Mizutaki is a kind of nabe, a Japanese hot pot enjoyable in winter. It was originally made in Hakata, Fukuoka. The unique name "Mizutaki" comes from the way you cook. This post will not only introduce mizutaki itself but also some easy recipes.

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What is "Mizutaki"(水炊き)...?

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"Mizutaki" is a kind of nabe, a Japanese hot pot dish. Mizutaki is originally made in Hakata, Fukuoka. The major feature of mizutaki has to do with its unique name, which means "you boil from the water". As you can guess from the name, mizutaki could even be said as one of the simplest nabe dishes.

The broth is mainly made only from kelp slice and water. Ingredients can be anything but mizutaki in Hakata has usually consisted from chicken, chicken meatballs, and some vegetables such as leek and Chinese cabbage.

Mizutaki Recipe: One of the most basic

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-300grams of chicken
-1/2 of Chinese cabbages
-Any kind of mushrooms you like(Japanese usually have shitake mushrooms or enoki mushrooms)
-Any kind of fish slices(if you like)
-Some chicken meatballs(if possible)
-Ponzu-vinegar(you use them when you eat)
-Yuzu pepper paste(optional)

Broth recipe
-A piece of kelp
-4cups of water


Step1: First cut the chicken into bite-pieces and put into the hot pot with kelp piece and water. Boil them from the water. You can also add some chicken meatballs and fish slices at this timing.

Step2: Cut Chinese cabbage into 5cm wide. Diagonally cut leeks. Tofu shall be cut into 8-10 pieces.

Step3: Once the broth is boiled, add all the ingredients and lid until they are well heated. Enjoy with some ponzu-vinegar and yuzu pepper paste.

Step4: After finish eating your mizutaki, you can finish your nabe dish by adding some rice with melting egg to make some zosui, or you can also add some udon.

Easy to make, but great taste!

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How was the article? Just add the ingredients and boil to enjoy you mizutaki. Very simple and easy, isn't it? But better not underestimate it. Once you try it, you will probably be surprised by how fascinating mizutaki is!
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