Japanese Hot-pot With Shio Koji Broth Recipe – Easy And Delicious

For those cold and wet days, you can’t go wrong with a nice warm Japanese Hot-Pot. Very easy to make meal, which mostly requires the effort in the preparation of ingredients. Easily make a meal for a large family without being in the kitchen for hours. In Japan, this is a common dish enjoyed with families and friends in winter.

Japanese Hot-Pot with Shio-Koji Broth

Easy & delicious meal which is perfect for a chilly night's dinner or a casual home party with family and friends!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 3 -4 people


  • Hot-pot clay pot (2.2L size) *1


  • 1-1.5 pounds Chicken thigh
  • 0.5-1 pounds Pork belly Thin sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 Cabbage Sub suggestion : Napa cabbage
  • 1 pack Shimeji mushroom Sub suggestion : Shiitake mushroom, Eringi mushroom, and Enoki mushroom
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 pack Tofu Soft or medium firm
  • 1 pack Shio-Koji broth Nijiya Shio-Koji Nabe Soup *2


Preparation :

  • Cabbage – Quickly rinse with water and cut into pieces about 2 x 2 inch size, and separate the white parts and green parts.
  • Carrot – Peel the skin and slice horizontally about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Shimeji mushroom – Cut off the bottom portion so that each mushroom becomes separated.
  • Tofu – Quickly rinse with water and cut into 1/2 inch thick squares.
  • Chicken thigh – Cut into 1 bite size pieces.
  • Pork belly (previously thin sliced) – Cut them into 2-3 inch long.

Instructions :

  • Pour the broth into the pot and bring it to a boil. (DO NOT ADD any water to it.)
  • Place all the ingredients in the pot in groups as shown in the picture.
  • Close the lid and bring it to a boil again.
  • Turn the heat to low and cook for about 15-20 mins until the meats and the vegetables are fully cooked. (Keep the lid on while cooking.)
  • Ita-daki-masu! (Japanese greeting word to say right before you eat. Meaning "thank you for the food!")


*1 Hot-pot clay pot
If you don’t already have a clay pot, here are two that I recommend:
Ebros Made In Japan Traditional Cherry Blossom Sakura Japanese Family Cooking Style Donabe Stoneware Direct Flame Hot Pot Or Clay Pot Casserole With Lid Cover 90 OZ Microwave Oven Safe
** Available on Amazon here
Alternatively, you can also use a regular deep saucepan or deep skillet.
Sensarte Nonstick Skillet,Deep Frying Pan with Glass Lid,Cooking Pan with Soft Bakelite Handle, Saute Pan Chef's pan Omelette Pans for All Stove Tops,Healthy and Safe Cookware,PFOA Free (9.5 inch)
** Available on Amazon here
*2 Nijiya Shio-Koji Nabe soup
Available on Nijiya’s website here
Keyword Chicken, Healthy, Hot-pot, Japanese, Mushroom, Pork, Soup, Tofu, Vegetable

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1 Comment

  1. That looks so delicious! I visited Tokyo a few years ago during winter and I really loved Shabu Shabu. I will definitely have to try out this recipe. I’m sure it will remind me of the time I visited Japan. Thank you!

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