Delicious Japanese Fugu Hot Pot for the Winter!

We have many kinds of hot pots in Japan, with the main ingredients ranging from all sorts of meat to seasonal fish. They are especially a delight for the cold winter seasons and go perfect with Japanese Sake.

One of the popular hot pots for the winter season is the Fugu Nabe, or Blowfish Hot Pot. There are many restaurants in Tokyo where you can enjoy fresh Fugu that are swimming in windowed water tanks right until you are served. You can also order fresh Fugu online and enjoy it at the comfort of your home! That is what we did this time.

As many of you might already know, Fugu is well known for being dangerous if you eat the wrong parts, especially the areas around the inner organs. So Fugu always must be processed, cleaned, and served by a certified professional. The Fugu we had delivered to our door is no exception, and the fish was already cleaned and cut into sashimi-like pieces. All you need to prepare is some vegetables, mushrooms, and Tofu to put in the Hot Pot.

The Fugu can also be eaten raw as Sashimi called “Tessa”, so with some Ponzu sauce (a blend of soy sauce and citrus juice), you can enjoy the unique texture and taste of the meat.

Even after enjoying all of the Fugu meat, nothing is over until you put in some cooked rice inside the broth and make a tasty porridge, the perfect Shime (or last dish of the day).

Make sure to enjoy many kinds of hot pots when you visit Japan!

 

2019.01    妻ママ日記

Trip to Seoul ♪

We went to Seoul in the end of January. ♪ My daughter has just finished her final exams at school. I expected the weather to be so cold but it wasn’t so bad at the time. ^^

We stayed at a hotel in Nyondon. It was very easy to go shopping and eating. The Nyondon gyoza was amazing and the Kanjan Kejan at the East Gate area was very tasty too.

One of my husband’s friend took us to an authentic restaurant in Seoul. It was a fun experience for us. ♡

I’m always curious about the local market.  ^^

 

Eating at the market at night was also fun for us. ♡

 

2019.01 → 妻ママ日記

#2 Japanese Sake Party with Guests from Hong Kong

I had another group of guests from Hong Kong this January. ^^

One of my guests came to Japan snowboading in Hokkaido. He want to be a good snowboader and visited Japan few times in a year! He have already spent few weeks in Hokkaido and came to Tokyo to meet his friends.

This time they tried some Japanese sake with my home-made dishes at my house.  They were really interested in Japanese Sake. I’m so happy to know they really like sake. ^^

I served some Japanese sake from Aizu.

I made many dishes that go well with Japanese sake. When guests have something they cannot eat, I can arrange dishes with that in mind too.

I try to make home-made dishes using seasonal ingredients.

 

We spent about three hours at my house and it was a fun time.

 

01/25/2019

 

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Lunch Party with guests from Hong Kong ♪

I had guests from Hong Kong in January.

They have visited Japan many times and have always enjoyed eating at nice restaurants.

This time they wanted me to make some homemade dishes for them.

They also wanted to try some Japanese sake. ^^

 

I made small dishes  that goes well with Japanese sake. One of the guests really loved Ume-shu so I made rolled chicken with my home-made Ume-shu.

I had a fun time with them. I hope we can meet again soon.

 

 

 

01/18/2019