Hanako’s Recipe:
Sake Kasu Flavored Hakko Hot Pot

Written by Hanako

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

 ・ 100 grams sake kasu
 ・ 100 grams miso
 ・ 1 liter water
 ・ 1 piece dried konbu (Japanese seaweed, for dashi)

 ・ Meat, fish and vegetables as you like such as:
   - 200-300 grams chicken thigh
   - 1/4 Chinese cabbage
   - 1 green onion
   - 100 grams fried tofu
   - 100 grams mushrooms


1.Pour water in a pot and put dried konbu in it

2.Mix sake kasu and miso

3.Cut chicken and other ingredients into bite-size

4.Put chickens in (1) and put it over the fire

5.Remove konbu just before boiling, then blend (2) in the hot water little by little

 *Taste the soup and adjust the amount of the paste depending on your preference

6.Put other ingredients and simmer until everything is cooked

– Do not serve this to children because it includes alcohol.

Hanako’s Memo


Sake Kasu + Miso + Dashi = Easy & Beauty

When it gets cold, young people in Japan invite their friends saying “Let’s have a nabe-pa!” Nabe-pa is the abbreviation for nabe (hot pot) party. Do you have similar parties in your country?
At the same time, a demand for “solo hot pot” has been increasing: you can see various products for hot pot like small semi-ready ingredients or soup mix. I agree that you use such convenient stuff, but this recipe is also easy. You can make whatever you want if you get sake kasu, miso and dashi! I also recommend putting chicken in it because chicken broth makes it taste richer. This hot pot is not only delicious but also good for your health and beauty because you can take in nourishment of hakko fermented food such as sake kasu and miso!