Easy on the Stomach! Soy Milk Hot Pot for a Late Night Dinner

Easy on the Stomach! Soy Milk Hot Pot for a Late Night Dinner

If your husband comes home late at night, make this soy milk hot pot that's easy on the stomach. It's mildly flavored and will warm your body and heart!


Chinese cabbage
1/3 to 1/2
Green onion or scallion
Thinly sliced pork belly
about 100 g
1 pack
2 cups
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
☆Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
☆ Kombu
thinly sliced, as much as you like
Soy milk
2 cups
1/2 teaspoon
1 block
Mizuna, Chrysanthemum greens, or other greens
however much you like


1. Start by putting all the ☆ ingredients in your pot. Thinly cut the kombu with scissors before you add it. Next, roughly chop the Chinese cabbage and green onions.
2. Add the Chinese cabbage and green onions to the pot from Step 1, cover with a lid and turn the heat on. At first it'll be almost overflowing like this picture.
3. After it has been steaming for about 5 minutes, the volume in the pot will have shrunken down like the photo. Add pork and mushrooms and then cover with a lid again and let it simmer on low flame for another 5 minutes.
4. At this point, the pork should be fully cooked and the Chinese cabbage should be nice and soft. Now, turn off the heat and wait for your husband to come home!
5. Once your husband says he's on his way home, reheat the pot from Step 4 and add soy milk. Be careful not to let it boil. Also add the tofu and greens at this point.
6. There are many variations of soy milk, so taste the hot pot broth and add salt as needed.
7. At my house, I season this very mildly. Try it once even if you think it might be too mild and see what you think. The sweetness of the Chinese cabbage will fill your stomach.
8. But if you still think it tastes too plain, pour ponzu or dab a little yuzu pepper paste and eat.

Story Behind this Recipe

I make this easily digestable soy milk hot pot dish whenever my husband comes home late.
It's low calorie and will warm you up!