Japanese food- meat balls & noodles miso hot pot


it’s very chilly out there,, why don’t we have one nice Japanese hot pot! you can make a big portion and serve it for Winter Holiday family gathering!!

[ Ingredients ]
~serves four ~
300g chicken thigh, finely chopped
1tablespoon *Japanese yam, grated
*potato can be substituted
1/2teaspoon ginger paste
2~3stalks green onion, chopped
2 teaspoon miso
1 egg
1 tablespoon corns starch
2 portions rice noodle or udon
2~3stalks nira chives
4 shitake mushrooms
3 tablespoon miso
5 cm kelp
1Litter water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt

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*to see Japanese seasonings explanation please click here!

 

 

 

[ Directions ]
1-
1. You either directly buy ground chicken or buy a whole piece of chicken thigh and take off the skin and chop it until fine.

2-
2. chop green onion.

2-
3. grate ginger and Japanese taro.
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*if you don’t have Japanese taro, you can use potato instead. adding some starchy vegetable puree into ground meat gives very fluffy texture!

 

 

2-
4. Put chopped chicken, ginger, taro, egg, into a bowl and add about 2 teaspoons miso.

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5. It will get extremely slimy. Use spatula mix until all the ingredients are well cooperated.

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6. Add water into a hot pot place kelp and start cooking on low heat. When it starts simmering add soy sauce and salt to taste.

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7. Scoop about full tablespoon of prepared meat (step5.) and gently slide into the pot. Continue until all the meat transferred in the soup.
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*Do not stir the soup until all the meat balls are set.

 

 

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8. Add other ingredients such as nira chives, shitake mushrooms, noodles, etc,,
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*Instead of nira chives, you can add spinach, cabbage or any kind of green vegetables!

 

 

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9. Place miso into strainer and soak into the soup. whisk until it’s all dissolved.
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*using strainer let you see if all the miso dissolved into the soup.
*you might find some crumbled miso beans left in the strainer. turn over the strainer put it into the soup.
*to make spicy hot pot, you can also add Chinese chili bean paste!!

 

 

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