17Nov, 2023
Braised Egg Dumplings and Cabbage Hotpot with Mizkan Yose Nabe Soup Base 红烧蛋饺和大白菜锅

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.

17Nov, 2023
Healthy Chinese Tomato Chicken Soup Hotpot 中式番茄鸡汤火锅

Counting down less than 2 weeks to the first Chinese New Year for the decade ! This year CNY is a such a packed one that one month right after Christmas, we have had to prepare for another major festive for the year. Whilst trying to juggle between festive preparations and work, I was also thinking of coming up with a hotpot flavor to share. Using Mizkan’s Yose Nabe soup base, we manage a healthy and refreshing Chinese style Tomato & Chicken Soup and serve it with a hotpot filled mainly with greens and vegetables.

We are just so used to feasting on “big meats and big fish 大鱼大肉” during major celebrations and festive and it suddenly dawned on me that something lighter and healthier like this hotpot would be a good and revitalizing change for the new year. While Tomato soup base hotpot are not new in the marketplace, but the commercial ones that we had are often too acidic and sourish for my liking.

And to simplify things, this hotpot can be easily beefed up with only five core main ingredients that can be commonly find in most kitchen pantries. Mizkan’s Yose Nabe soup base is a light hotpot soup base that are made up of bonito fish, kelp, scallop and chicken, hence making it very suitable for this recipe.

Use a generous amount of tomatoes if you desire for something more tomato-ish. And the addition of tomato sauce helps to add to the sourish-ness of it. You can also replace with tomato paste if you have it, but otherwise buying one can of paste whilst you will only be using a small portion of it is not exactly that economical. And if you prefer something more refreshing and lighter, adjust the soup with some sugar to neutralize the acidity.

The clear Tomato and Chicken soup that goes into the hotpot was achieved after filtering away the tomatoes and onions. And on a side, we also had the reddish rich and firmly packed soup for topping up when the hotpot soup runs out.

Mizkan’s hotpot soup bases are also available in Pork Bone & Soy Sauce and Sesame & Soymilk Nabe flavors. More recipes using Mizkan’s products can be found at the below links too.

Fish Slices with Sesame Sauce 芝麻酱鱼片

Century Egg Pork Congee 皮蛋瘦肉粥

Grilled Mixed Mushrooms with Sesame Sauce 芝麻酱烤香菇

Peanuts & Preserved Vegetables with Meatballs Porridge 花生冬菜肉饺粥

Superior Abalone Scallop Pot 鲍鱼干贝一品锅

Salmon & Vegetables Nabe-Tsuyu Hotpot using Mizkan’s Hotpot Soup Base

Chinese New Year Yu Sheng with Mizkan Sesame Sauce

Chinese Dumplings & Vegetables One Pot Meal with Mizkan’s Hotpot Soup Base

Goma Dare Mince Meat Chawanmushi using Mizkan’s Sesame Sauce with Roasted Nuts

Chinese Hotpot using Mizkan Pork Bone and Soy Sauce Nabe Soup Base

Sesame Noodles using Mizkan Sesame Sauce with Roasted Nuts

Chinese Stir Fry with Chicken & Vegetables in Mizkan Sesame Sauce

Braised Egg Dumplings and Cabbage Hotpot with Mizkan Yose Nabe Soup Base 红烧蛋饺和大白菜锅