i have been threatening for a while to hot pot it up this winter. last night, leff and i made good on the promise by having sukiyaki night!
here is an amazing recipe if you'd like to try it at your house. leff made the sukiyaki sauce from the linked recipe but we went with an instant dashi packet instead of going the whole kombu/bonito steeping route this time.
let us now glory in the exquisiteness of american kobe beef.
what can i say, i am in love with marbling.
anyway, there is also veg in sukiyaki. here is our basket full.
bunashimeji, enoki and chanterelle mushrooms, napa cabbage, negi and mizuna. we didn't add tofu or noodles because we forgot/were too excited. because, you guessed it...beef.
i sometimes wonder if my 12 year stint as a vegetarian has heightened my appreciation of and desperate craving for beef. bah, who cares. just look at this hot pot once the veg is added.
leff and i ate tiny bowls of goodness
and kept adding more and more ingredients to the pot until we were left with an amazing boiled down sauce
to which we added rice because HAHAHAH WE ARE NOT GOING TO WASTE SOMETHING THAT DELICIOUS!
we didn't add an egg to make zosui as we were STUFFED. next time.