In Japan, hot pot cooking is called nabemono, or nabe, and cooked in donabe, traditional clay pots. Comforting, healthy, affordable, easy, and quick—especially when you make your broth bases in advance—these satisfying one-pot meals can be customized for anyone (including kids!).
Simply Hot Pots brings hot pot cooking to your table with a complete course of 75 recipes, including 15 base broths (from shabu-shabu to bone broths to creamy corn and tomato broths); pork, chicken, beef, seafood, spicy, vegetable, and specialty hot pot meals; dipping sauces; sides; and desserts. Amy Kimoto-Kahn, the best-selling author of Simply Ramen, shares recipes of traditional and non-traditional Japanese hot pots, along with East Asian hot pots with flavors from Mongolia, Thailand, and Malaysia.
You and your guests will love quickly cooking shabu-shabu–style meats, greens, mushrooms, onions, root and other vegetables, and tofu in the piping hot, savory broths, followed by a shime (end-of-meal course), when plump udon noodles, tender ramen noodles, or fluffy rice are placed into the leftover broth and simmered until warm and bursting with its delicious flavor.
With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and stunning photos, Simply Hot Pots will not only have your dinner table brimming with great food, but also great conversation.