Japanese style soy milk hot pot is easy to make. I usually buy pre-made nabe broth from the Japanese grocery store but we got tired of eating the same few products, so I decided to try something else. This was a hit, so I wanted to jot down the broth ingredients before I forget.
- [Broth] Water, 2 cups
- Soy milk, 2 cups
- Vegetable bouillon, 2 packets
- Konbu dashi, 1 packet
- Bonito dashi or Hondashi
- White miso
- [Toppings] Napa cabbage
- Daikon, etc
- Combine water, soy milk, and the various dashi and bouillon / powders.
- Add in daikon and cook over medium heat - we don't want the broth to boil too much.
- Add in the other various toppings, with ingredients that cook the easiest (like leafy greens) last.
- Before serving, taste test and add white miso.
The “vegetable bouillon” or 野菜ブイヨン is basically packets of powder that I get from my local Japanese grocery store. Recently it’s been so in-demand that I see it in stock at the store maybe once a month.
Other toppings that my family enjoys include fish tofu, mizuna, and fish and/or pork.
The recipe linked below helped me a lot.