A unique dish in Japan is Oden which are a variety of ingredients stewed in a soya and dashi based broth for a long time. For serving, the person wanting to eat Oden can select which stewed ingredient they want to eat or usually it is possible to select a set as well. Common varieties of Oden include:
– Daikon (Japanese white radish)
– Konjac (not the drink, but a plant with edible root)
Oden food stands are common in the streets of big cities but of course there also specialty restaurants. As the ingredients are served in a warm soup, this dish is more frequently eaten during winter. For the different regions of Japan, the Oden will taste a bit different due a different type of broth or stewed ingredients used.