Monday, February 21, 2011
Ahhhh oden, its comfort in a bowl. It's a very popular snack in Asia where you can find it in convenience stores or street vendors. Here in states, you'd have to hunt around Japanese izakaya style restaurants or Taiwanese tea places to get a bowl of comfort that's consist of clear konbu & bonito broth with added ingredients like daikon (radish), carrot/burdock/squid/veggie/plain fish cakes, hard boil egg,fried bean curd stuffed with mochi, intestines, pork rice cake.. etc.
Haven't had much of oden when I was little but as I grew older, I grew more attached to these kinds of street food that my dad despises. Rice, noodles, stir-fry are stables in Asia and it's considered as standards for meals but oden for dinner sounds like a good idea on a cold winter night..yah?