Delicious Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot) with kabocha squash, pork, napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, and tofu. Also a tour to the Yamanashi Prefecture. | RotiNRice.com #hotonabe #hoto #yamanashiprefecture

Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot)

Delicious Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot) with kabocha squash, pork, napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, and tofu. Also a tour to the Yamanashi Prefecture.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: hoto nabe
Servings: 4
Calories: 653kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ kabocha squash (about 1 lb/450g)
  • 1 lb hoto noodles or udon (450g)
  • ½ lb pork (thinly sliced) (225g)
  • 4 napa cabbage leaves
  • 1 packet enoki mushrooms (3.5 oz/100g)
  • 4 pieces abura-age (tofu pouches)
  • 4 green onions (cut into 2-inch lengths)

Broth

  • 6 cups water (1.4 liters)
  • tsp dashi
  • 1/3 cup awase miso (90g)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Scoop out seeds from kabocha squash. Cut into 2-inch thick wedges. With a vegetable peeler, remove some but not all the skin. Cut wedges into ¼-inch slices.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add hoto and cook for 20 minutes. If you are using fresh udon, just cook 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.
  • In a small pot of boiling water, blanch tofu pouches for 30 seconds to remove excess oil. Drain and squeeze out as much water as possible. Slice into thin strips.
    Preparing the kabocha squash, noodles and tofu pouches.
  • Pour water into a large pot. Bring it to a boil. Add dashi.
  • Combine 1½ cups (360ml) stock from the pot and miso in a bowl. Whisk to dissolve miso. Set aside.
    Preparing the soup and miso mixture.
  • Add kabocha squash and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Next add pork, napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, and abura-age. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
    Adding pork, napa cabbage, enoki muchrooms, and tofu to the soup.
  • Finally add hoto (or udon) and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour miso mixture back into pot. Stir to get it well mixed.
  • Add green onions and dish into small bowls. Serve immediately.
    Adding the noodles, miso mixture, and green onions to the pot.

NUTRITION

Calories: 653kcal
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