Nabe or nabemono is a hot pot dish often cooked and shared at the table. Other popular nabe style meals include sukiyaki, shabu shabu and oden. This kimchi nabe recipe is perfect for lovers of Korea’s most popular dish, or indeed spicy food in general, who are looking for an easy meal to share with friends and family.
Let’s start by preparing the ingredients for your nabe hot pot by cutting the tofu and vegetables into bitesize pieces. The harusame noodles can be cooked directly in the hot pot so simply need to be rinsed in water for preparation.
Mix 800ml of water with 2 teaspoons of kimuchi sauce base and 150ml of tsuyu then add to a large pot to boil.
Once the soup base has boiled, you can start adding your meat and seafood first to ensure that they cook thoroughly. Then start adding any other ingredients and allow them all to simmer in the soup base to soak up the flavours. Keep adding more ingredients and top up the soup base with a little extra water when you need to.