Merry Christmas Eve to all ! Am pretty sure many of us are in an awesome holiday mood by now, so nothing beats gathering your loved ones and pals over for some lovely hotpot sessions. Moreover given the really cool weather recently, it makes the festive even more chilled than ever. With that said, how about some extraordinary hotpots with these lovely looking braised egg dumplings that’s cooked on a flavorful Mizkan Yose Nabe soup based packed with long cabbage and some longevity noodles for that extra goodness ?
Mizkan carries a varieties of soup bases which you can find easily from most major supermarkets locally, namely the Yose Nabe, Pork Bone and Soy Sauce Nabe and Sesame and Soya Milk Nabe.
Yose Nabe ~ Light base hotpot soup base with combination of four stocks – bonito fish, kelp, scallop and chicken.
Pork Bone and Soy Sauce Nabe ~ Made by adding vegetable soup and brewed soy sauce to slowly simmered pork bone and chicken soup.
Sesame and Soy Milk Nabe ~ Smooth, rich and mild flavored combination of chicken and kelp soup finished by adding sesame and soymilk.
Now if you have difficulty identifying which is which given the packaging are all in Japanese language, fret not. Here’s a simple way of identification. The black color packaging is the Pork Bone and Soy Sauce. Whilst the other 2 might look identical on the first instance, you can easily differentiate them from the word “豆” on one of them which literally is the Sesame and Soy Milk Nabe. And so the last one will be the Yose Nabe.
And we as Asians enjoy making dumplings on festive especially. However if the usual dumplings seem a tad too monotonous and common for your liking already, you can lift up the spirits by making these braised egg dumplings which is essentially made of an egg crepe wrapped in your desired dumpling fillings and cooking them in Mizkan hotpot soup base packed with long cabbage, noodles or any other ingredients that you fancy.
And if you intend to go for a vegetarian version, you can always replace the minced meat with some shredded cabbage which I think would be equally good too ! So here’s the recipe to share which is pretty simple.