Updated: January 31, 2016
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Oden… The Perfect Winter Food

For the Japanese Oden is probably the most popular winter food with different variations in different regions of the country.

What is your ideal “warm me up” winter dish? For the Japanese Oden is probably the most popular winter food with different variations in different regions of the country.

What is Oden?

Oden is made up of many ingredients such as eggs, daikon, and fishcakes stewed in a light Dashi sauce flavored with soy sauce.
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Where You Can Have Oden

Oden is such a popular winter offering in Japan that during the winter you can find simmering pot of Oden in places such as convenient stores. Other places you may find Oden are food carts that you can find all over Japan. The best part of Oden besides being hot and delicious is the price, which is quite cheap.
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What Would You Add To It?

Other variations of Oden include different dipping sauces and broths. Miso, beef stock, dark soy sauce, dried ground fish, and even seaweeds. So you can almost say that there are no rules in what you can put in your Oden pot especially homemade versions where ingredients can greatly varies from household to household.
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Don’t forget to fight the bitter cold and fill yourself up with Oden!
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