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Rug up with Japan’s heartiest soups and curries

From the ski fields of Hokkaido to the frigid streets of Tokyo, the people of Japan know that the best way to warm up during winter is with a steaming bowl of soup, stew or curry. Follow their lead with five of Japan’s heartiest soups and stews for winter.

Curry soba tsukemen

Tossing up between noodle soup and a curry for dinner? We have the answer: Japanese curry soba tsukemen. This culinary match made in heaven combines a spiced curry broth with soba noodles and poached chicken in one warming bowl.


Beef sukiyaki

This rich, home-style broth is your fast-track to a hearty winter dinner in minutes. Make this beef sukiyaki recipe in under 15 minutes for a healthy meal that’s packed with protein and vegetables.

Sukiyaki Japanese Beef Stew

Miso ramen

Hailing from the Hokkaido region of Japan, miso ramen is a go-to dish when the snow starts to fall. For a deeper, more authentic flavour, make your own dashi stock from scratch.

miso ramen recipe

Shabu beef udon noodle soup

Seven ingredients and 30 minutes are all it takes to make a delicious bowl of shabu beef udon noodle soup. Use a good-quality beef broth or miso soup for a rib-sticking dinner in no time.

Shabu Beef Udon Noodles

Japanese beef curry

Milder than its Thai or Indian cousins, Japanese curry is a great way to introduce children to slightly spicier flavours. Whip up this 30-minute Japanese beef curry for a satisfying dinner the whole family will love.

Japanese Beef Curry

For more winter inspiration, find out which ingredients will warm you from the inside out.

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