Do you know Oden?
It is a type of Japanese stew, made by simmering various ingredients (called “Oden-dane”)
And this is most famous typical food for winter in Japan!
We can eat it all over Japan.
Convenience store, Restaurant, Pub, Food stand, and so on.
I also like it!
Today’s dinner is Oden!
I’ll explain about Oden-dane!
Daikon(Japanese white radish)
Chikuwa(a tube‐shaped fish paste cake)
Konnyaku(jelly‐like food made from “Devil’s tongue”)
Satsuma age(deep‐fried minced fish and vegetables)
There are many other Oden-dane!
By the way, Japanese like anthropomorphism so there are Oden characters.
This is Oden-kun!
Oden-kun = Mochi kinchaku(glutinous rice in a pouch of fried tofu)
Tamago-chan = Tamago(egg)
Daikon-sensei = Daikon(Japanese white radish)
Konbu-kun = Konbu(kelp)
Chikuwa-kun = Chikuwa(a tube‐shaped fish paste cake)
Satsuma-don = Satsuma age(deep‐fried minced fish and vegetables)
There are many other characters!
Anime Oden-kun is not only cute, but also philosophical
And sometimes famous seiyuu playing.
When you come to Japan, please remember Oden and Oden-kun!