Winter is nearly upon us, and what better way to enjoy those frosty evenings than with a delicious, toasty bowl of stew; Japanese style! This single enamel pot makes Japanese hot pot perfectly, EVERY TIME. I used one every winter when I lived in Japan in my little Japanese kitchen; it doesn’t take up too much space as there are no bulky handles and it’s the perfect size for one person so it will fit nicely in a spacious kitchen in the UK. It’s not just limited to winter or Japanese food, either! The Enamel Japanese pot can be used all year round and to create a variety of tantalizing dishes.
This small pot not only makes Japanese cooking simple; I’ve easily made an array of dishes all thanks to this handy little pot, such as casseroles, stews, hot pot, soups, ahijo, boiled dishes, curries, to name a few. It can be used in many ways too; as a cooking pot, to store in the fridge, a container and as a handy little bowl whilst cooking. The possibilities are endless! Personally, I think this authentic Japanese cooking utensil is one of the most versatile imports from Japan. You won’t be disappointed, I’m certainly not!
It can be used with gas hobs, IH stoves and ovens too, so no matter your style of cooking, I’m certain you’ll be able to find a great use for it. The only point to be cautious of is if you’re using the pot in the oven – be sure to remove the lid as that can’t be used in the oven. Personally, I love reliving my Japanese days by sitting in front of the tele with the portable gas hob on the coffee table, letting the hot pot ingredients simmer whilst I sit back and relax. The shallowness of the pot allows for fast cooking so you’ll be tucking in in no time, right from the comfort of your own sofa. The food cooks itself and turns out delicious every time. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?
It’s a beautiful smooth and round pot with a milky white colour which I’ve found is great for cleaning as you can see any spots you’ve missed. It actually washes up nice and easily! The enamel keeps the pot lovely and smooth on the inside which means less chance of food sticking to the bottom. It’s thick which ensures the heat is retained, even with the stove turned off. Even after the many times I’ve used it, it delivers a great taste each time, unlike pots where the enamel eventually wears out and you have to end up chucking the pot. That, in my eyes, is such a waste.
Weighing in at approximately 670g, it can contain up to 0.72L which is more than enough for one. As mentioned before, there are no bulky handles which is great for storing it in the fridge, and regardless of the small handles it is very easy to grip and move about; a big thumbs up from me.
If you’re looking for a versatile cooking tool then look no further; this is the pot you’ve been waiting for! Why not treat yourself this winter to some good grub by using this Japanese pot? The Japanese are known for their AMAZING food and it’s no wonder with such useful cooking utensils. At such a great price as well, it’s bound to bring you years of cooking joy. Us at Zak Zakka look forward to receiving your order, today!