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