A recent meal out featured Sukiyaki Hokkaido style! Cooked at the table it was a delicious meal. What’s more it doesn’t look too hard to recreate!
What is sukiyaki?
Sukiyaki is prepared and served in the nabemono or Japanese hot pot style. It is made with thinly sliced beef that is slowly simmered at the table with vegetables and other ingredients (eg mushrooms, tofu).
Sukiyaki is cooked in a shallow pot in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar and mirin. As the meal slowly comes to a simmer, the ingredients are mixed together.
Recipes suggest the eggs are beaten, but ours was just broken into a bowl that we dipped out hot ingredients into and swirled around. No matter – the effect was the same – really tasty!
The pictures say it all here. You can see the range of vegetables in the pot. They just gradually changed colour and cooked in the bubbling liquid. The meat was very thinly sliced. Not sure how they do that – it is like it is laser-cut.
Anyway, another one for experimentation. Itadakimasu!