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Imoni Kai

  • Today, my laboratory members and I held imoni kai, the literal meaning of which is “stewed potato party.”


    Imoni kai is a traditional Japanese party that people make a nabe (pot) dish using taro and eat it in a river bed, and this party is mainly held in the Tohoku region in Japan.

    Since the harvest season of taro is around October, imoni kai is normally held in autumn.

    There are various seasoning ways, and we made two types of them: “Tonjiru-style”(which is seasoned like miso soup) and “Sukiyaki-style” (which is seasoned with soy source and sugar).

    It was a hard work because we had to make furnaces by assembling stones.

    However, both styles were really delicious and I was satisfied.

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