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Hotpot Originated in Hakata

Different kinds of hotpot from region to region can be found in Japan. The kinds of hotpot which Fukuoka is renowned for are Mizutaki and Motsunabe! Both hot pots originated in Fukuoka and are now popular all over Japan. Mizutaki is a healthy hotpot which is filled with chicken soup, chicken and vegetables such as cabbage. Lastly, add rice to enjoy it with the remaining soup. Motsunabe is a hotpot with a high nutrient content that contains beef offal, vegetables such as cabbage and leeks, chili peppers and garlic. Noodles are added finally to end the meal. Both hot pot dishes are perfect for group dining.

Mizutaki (chicken broth hotpot)

This is a local cuisine of Fukuoka with 100 years of tradition. Boned Chicken are simmered and its broth is used in the hotpot. The taste of chicken-based broth is simple while it is delicious enough to be eaten by itself. Those who are familiar with this cuisine usually add a little salt and tas...

Motsunabe (beef or pork offal hotpot)

The offal of cow is called "motsu" in Japanese. It is healthy ingredient with low calory and high nutrition. Motsunabe is the most common way in Fukuoka to eat motsu; along with cabbage, leek and chili pepper, motsu is added into the broth made from dried bonito or kelp and pre-...