How to Make Oden (Japanese one-pot dishes) Easily Using Mentsuyu

If you want to make authentic Japanese food, you need to prepare several kinds of seasonings, so it’s hard. In this recipe, I will introduce how to make delicious Japanese food easily using “mentsuyu” (“めんつゆ” in Japanese) which can be purchased at convenience stores in Japan.

A complete set of oden ingredients is available at supermarkets (except in summer).

Total Time: 45 mins


Serves 3-4:

A set of oden ingredients (fish paste, hanpen, konnyaku, etc.)
Half daikon (Wikipedia)
3-4 boiled eggs
100 ml mentsuyu
1200 ml water


  1. Make all boiled eggs. Cut the daikon into 2cm pieces.
  2. Boil 1200 mL of water in a large pot.
  3. When it comes to a boil, add mentsuyu, boiled eggs, and cut daikons to the pot and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Put the complete set of oden ingredients into the pot and simmer over low heat for another 15 minutes.
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