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How to make Sukiyaki: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Sukiyaki is a traditional Japanese hot pot dish that is perfect for cold weather.


Sukiyaki is a classic Japanese cuisine that is cooked in a hot pot and is excellent when the weather is cool. The meat is sliced very thinly, and the veggies and noodles are simmered in a broth that has both sweet and salty flavours. It is a hearty dinner that is full of flavour. You will be able to prepare sukiyaki at home by following the procedures outlined in this guide.


  • 1 pound of thinly sliced beef (sirloin or ribeye)
  • 1 cup of dashi stock (or beef broth)
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of mirin (sweet Japanese cooking wine)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2-3 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 package of shirataki noodles
  • 1/4 pound of enoki mushrooms
  • 1/4 pound of shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 head of napa cabbage, sliced
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 cup of carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of konnyaku (optional)


  1. Prepare the ingredients: Slice the beef into thin pieces, cut the green onions into 2-inch pieces, slice the onions and celery, cube the tofu, and slice the carrots.
  2. Prepare the broth: In a large pot, combine the dashi stock (or beef broth), soy sauce, sake, sugar, and mirin. Stir until the sugar dissolves and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the vegetables: Add the onions, green onions, shirataki noodles, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, celery, and carrots to the pot. Let them cook for about 5-10 minutes until they are slightly softened.
  4. Add the beef: Add the thinly sliced beef to the pot, making sure that the slices are separated. Cook the beef for a few minutes until it changes colour and is no longer pink.
  5. Cook and serve: Once the beef is cooked, add the tofu and konnyaku (if using) to the pot. Cook for another minute or two until everything is heated through.
  6. Serve: Ladle the Sukiyaki into individual bowls and enjoy!


  • Sukiyaki is traditionally eaten with a raw egg. Crack an egg into a small bowl, mix it with chopsticks, and dip the beef and vegetables into it before eating.
  • You can adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the broth by adding more or less sugar and soy sauce.
  • If you cannot find shirataki noodles, you can substitute them with udon or soba noodles.
  • If you cannot find konnyaku, you can omit it or substitute it with more vegetables.
  • Sukiyaki is usually eaten with rice, so prepare a bowl of rice to serve alongside the hot pot.


Sukiyaki is a delicious Japanese hot pot dish that is also quite easy to make, making it ideal for a relaxing evening spent at home. You may make a Sukiyaki that is both delicious and satisfying if you follow the guidelines and ideas that are provided here. Rice should always be served alongside any main dish to ensure a well-rounded dinner.

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