How long to cook chankonabe

How long to cook chankonabe

It takes 1 hours to prepare 1,5 liter of chankonabe soup.

How to make chankonabe soup


Broth (chicken) – 1,5 liters

Chicken fillet – 200 grams

Wheat noodles – 50 grams

Egg – 1 piece

Shiitake mushrooms – 100 grams

Chinese cabbage – 50 grams

Green onions – 10 grams

Garlic – 1 wedge

Potato starch – 0,5 tablespoon

Miso (paste) – 40 grams (2 tablespoons)

Soy sauce – 7 tablespoons

Mirin – 5 tablespoons

Sesame – to taste

Sugar – 0,5 tablespoon

Black pepper – on the end of the knife

How to cook chankonabe

1. Put chicken broth on fire, pour in mirin, soy sauce, add half of miso paste and sugar. Pepper, add sesame seeds.

2. Boil the broth, add 100 grams of shiitake mushrooms. After boiling again, remove the foam with a spoon, reduce heat, cook for 15 minutes.

3. Grind 200 grams of chicken fillet in a meat grinder (or in a blender).

4. Combine the chicken fillet with the second half of the miso pasta, egg, crushed garlic and chopped green onions.

5. Add the starch and stir the ball mixture.

6. Scoop up the mixture with a spoon and mold balls with a radius of 3-4 centimeters.

7. Boil the broth, put the chicken balls, reduce heat, cook for 10 minutes.

5. Add 50 grams of noodles and cook the chankonabe for another 5 minutes.

6. Place chopped Chinese cabbage in the soup and cook the chankonabe for another 5 minutes.


Delicious facts

– Tyankonabe is a nutritious soup from the diet of sumo wrestlers. “Tian” means “daddy” (retired sumoist, who is also a cook), “nabe” means “bowler hat”.

– The basis of any “soup in a pot” (nabemono), to which chankonabe belongs, is chicken broth or dashi (fish broth) with sake (alcoholic drink made from fermented rice) or mirin (sweet rice wine).

“Chiankonabe is made from any available food, so there is no strict recipe for this soup. Different sumo schools also have their own special recipes for chankonabe. Additional ingredients that can be added to chankonabe soup without breaking the concept are chicken, beef or fish, noodles, tofu (bean curd), miso (fermented bean or cereal paste), shiitake mushrooms, vegetables.

– Mirin in the recipe can be replaced with fruit wine.

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