In the cold months, vendors set up their snack stands on the side streets of Tokyo, Osaka, and other large cities late at night. Stone-roasted sweet potatoes, noodles in broth, and this slow-simmered seafood pot are the three most popular midnight-snack offerings. Try this stew on a chilly night with piping hot rice and a few pickled vegetables; it’s guaranteed to warm you quickly.
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