Really Delicious Soy Milk Nabe (Hotpot)

Really Delicious Soy Milk Nabe (Hotpot)

Winter entails hotpot, right? This hotpot is richly flavored with lots of sesame seeds. My prefers with pork belly!

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Soy milk
500 ml
800 ml
Kombu for dashi stock
2 to 3 pieces
Bonito flakes
1 handful
80 ml
50 ml
Ground sesame seeds (white)
5 tablespoons
Ingredients for the hotpot:
Pork belly (for shabu shabu)
as much as you like
as much as you like
Chinese cabbage, white part of leek, chrysanthemum greens, shiitake mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, etc.
as much as you like


1. If possible, soak the kombu in water and leave overnight. If you don't have time, heating the water with the kombu, and remove it just before the pot comes to a boil.
2. Remove the kombu, let the broth come to a boil, add the bonito flakes (a big handful!) and let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Turn off the heat and leave for 1-2 minutes. When the bonito flakes sink to the bottom, remove with a scum skimmer or a perforated ladle while squeezing them out.
4. Add the sake and shirodashi, and bring to a boil.
5. Put in the soy milk and ground sesame seeds. It's a bit rich and salty since it will get more watery when the vegetables are added. If it's too salty, dilute with water.
6. Don't let the broth boil or it will separate. The soup base is done. Just put whatever ingredients you like and enjoy!
7. We like it with pork belly! Delicious eaten with yuzu pepper paste.
8. Basic hotpot soup recipe: Recipe ID: 1992492
9. Hakata-style motsu hotpot - You can use the basic soup base to make motsu (giblets) hot pot too! Recipe ID: 1995248

Story Behind this Recipe

Regular hotpots are good, but mild and creamy soy milk hotpot is delicious!