Nabe: The Japanese Hot Pot Dish Perfect for Vegetarians 2023

Veg Nabe 

A hot pot dish made with vegetables, tofu, and sometimes meat or seafood, cooked in a broth. Here's a recipe for Nabe, a Japanese hot pot dish that can be made vegetarian by using vegetables, tofu, and omitting meat or seafood:


  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 block of firm tofu, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup napa cabbage, sliced
  • 1 cup bok choy, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 package of udon noodles
  • Green onions and/or sesame seeds for garnish

Nabe: The Japanese Hot Pot Dish Perfect for Vegetarians 2023


  1. In a large pot, combine the vegetable broth, sake, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add the tofu, shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, bok choy, carrot, and onion to the pot.
  3. Simmer the vegetables in the broth for about 10-15 minutes, until they are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the udon noodles in a separate pot according to the package instructions.
  5. Serve the hot pot by ladling the vegetables and broth into individual bowls.
  6. Serve the cooked udon noodles on the side, and add them to the hot pot as desired.
  7. Garnish each bowl with sliced green onions and/or sesame seeds.
  8. Enjoy your comforting and flavorful Nabe hot pot!

Note: You can also add other vegetables or ingredients such as shirataki noodles, enoki mushrooms, daikon radish, or tofu skin (yuba) to the hot pot.

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post