Mar 2, 2016
Fire Nabe (火鍋) in Kagurazaka, Shinjuku
This week a friend and I went to try out some fire nabe (火鍋/hi nabe) in Kagurazaka, Shinjuku.
My friend stuggles with really spicy food so I was bit worried about how she would handle fire nabe. As it turns out, the dish in these pictures had a full-bodied taste that wasn’t just ‘spicy’, so I think even people who are not too keen on the hot stuff can enjoy it. Also with this dish, that spiciness doesn’t seem to linger, so it’s fairly easy to eat.
The ingredients for this particular nabe included; oyster (牡蠣), pork (豚肉), chicken (鶏肉), gyoza (餃子), Chinese cabbage (白菜), mushroom (しめじ), leek (ネギ), garlic (ニンニク), cress (カイワレ), radish (大根), carrot (人参).
You can see also that the dish has been halved. On the right is the spicy soup. The left side isn’t spicy.
I’ve eaten fire nabe plenty of times but ultimately the soup in these images has a little someting different about it. It stands out from the rest.
There are many oportunites to eat nabe in the Tokyo area. In my experience so far, this occasion has been the most delicious.For two people, our check was less than 5,000 yen which, in my opinion, is very reasonable.