This is a copy-cat recipe that I was taught from a Chanko restaurant ages ago. You can enjoy the same authentic flavor that sumo wrestlers enjoy in the comfort of your own home!
I modified the base from the soup from Chanko Dining Mokoro (It doesn't exist anymore though...) The point is to season with garlic and ginger.The juices from the ingredients in Chanko hot pot are very important, so use anything that has a lot of flavor!
If you don't use cabbage or onions, use extra mirin. If you don't have chicken, use a little extra chicken soup stock.Using a good amount of garlic and ginger gives it a nice, delicious kick. It tastes best when it's salted on the strong side!
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