Last night, I went to a restaurant near by my office with my colleagues and my friend. We ordered a delicious “nabe”. Japanese people call a pan “nabe”. Did we eat metal? No, it also means a kind of cooking that uses pan. This entry is talking about cooking.
Nabe is simple cooking and enjoyable meal. Pour soup (mainly miso soup) into pan. Add fishes, meats and vegetables into the pan. And then, boil it! When people eat it, they put mini stove (oven?) on table, sit down around it, boil and eat in the same time. It’s traditional style. Old Japanese people sit down around their stove in breakfast, launch and dinner. And, it’s reasonable. They can add new fishes, meats and vegetables into the pan while they are eating. This makes soup more delicious.
At the end, they can put carbonate (rice or noodle) into the pan. I think they should do that. Don’t afraid to gain weight. Because soup in the pan is very delicious, rice in the soup and noodle in the soup are really delicious.
Nabe is often cooked at home. But, it has a demerit. Basically “Nabe” is large amount cooking and shared with 3 or 4 people (greater than 2). It’s sad and tough that single person eats Nabe. It’s important to make friends and go to resutaurants with them to eat Nabe.