We promise it will magically warm and fill your empty stomach.
Nabe (hot pot) is one of the most perfect dishes to eat in winter. A wonderful assortment of meats and vegetables are cooked in a hearty stock that will certainly help thaw a person out on even the coldest day. There are several varieties of nabe, but they generally boil down to a soup stock that smells and tastes amazing and has an earthy color.
But you no longer have to be stuck with boring normal-colored nabe, as there appears to be a new kind of hot pot making a splash on Twitter with its own hashtag. It has not only become popular because of the curious name, but also due to the vibrant purple color of the stock.
▼ What evil has befallen this nabe?!?
やってしまったかん。。 魔女鍋になったよね、、 紫白菜、、、 #鍋 https://t.co/swIt8KqEtR—
ここ✡✩✬✭✮✯✵ (@corocorokoi) November 19, 2016
Aptly called majo nabe (witch hot pot), this vividly violet meal does look like something a witch would brew. The shade of purple that the soup stock takes on is almost unnatural in its looks, but it’s surprisingly made from all natural ingredients.
▼ So…a good witch made these?
魔女の鍋( ✧Д✧) ｶｯ!! https://t.co/dymAh3VFzB—
なないろ (@ayaling0421) November 07, 2016
774@う121-し88 (@na74) November 15, 2016
綾姫 (@ayahime02) October 27, 2016
These include red cabbage, murasaki imo (purple potatoes), purple broccoli, and beni imo (purple yams). By boiling the veggies and extracting their color, you end up with a rich purple hue that can easily be added to chicken, vegetable or beef stock. The result is not only a warm dish to stave off the cold, but a colorful dish that’s become hashtag worthy on Twitter.