How to Make Sukiyaki: A Delicious and Nutritious Japanese Hot Pot

Sukiyaki is a popular Japanese hot pot dish that is both delicious and nutritious. Follow our recipe to make your own at home.

Sukiyaki is a traditional Japanese hot pot dish that is perfect for cold winter nights. The dish is typically made with thinly sliced beef, tofu, vegetables, and a sweet and savory sauce. The ingredients are cooked together in a simmering broth, which infuses the dish with delicious flavors. In this recipe, we will show you how to make a delicious and easy Sukiyaki hot pot that is perfect for a cozy night in.


  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef (sirloin or ribeye)
  • 1/2 block firm tofu, cut into cubes
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 bunch of scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 head of napa cabbage, chopped
  • 8 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced
  • 1/2 cup shirataki noodles
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of dashi (Japanese soup stock)


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the beef to the pot and cook until browned.
  4. In a separate pot, bring the dashi, soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar to a boil.
  5. Add the sauce to the pot with the beef and onions.
  6. Add the tofu, scallions, mushrooms, and napa cabbage to the pot.
  7. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  8. Add the shirataki noodles to the pot and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  9. Serve the Sukiyaki hot pot with a bowl of rice.
sukiyaki, japanese traditional hot pot

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use a cast-iron skillet or electric skillet to keep the hot pot warm during serving.
  • You can adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the sauce by adding more or less sugar or soy sauce.
  • Sukiyaki is often eaten with a raw egg, which is cracked into a small dish and used as a dipping sauce for the meat.


  • Tofu Sukiyaki: substitute the beef with extra firm tofu.
  • Vegetable Sukiyaki: omit the meat and add more vegetables, such as carrots, daikon, and spinach.
  • Seafood Sukiyaki: add shrimp, squid, and other seafood to the hot pot.

Conclusion: Sukiyaki is a delicious and comforting Japanese hot pot that is perfect for a cozy night in. With its tender meat, flavorful vegetables, and savory sauce, Sukiyaki is a must-try dish for any fan of Japanese cuisine. With this easy recipe, you can create a delicious and nutritious meal that is sure to impress your family and friends. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and variations to make the dish your own. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just for a cozy night in, Sukiyaki is the perfect one-pot meal for any occasion.

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