Friday, October 24, 2008

A Sumo-style meal

Photo by Chris Steele

Readers Digest online had this picture of a sumo wrestler preparing breakfast for the rest of the stable. The dish is called Chanko Nabe. From left to right, there's sliced onions, udon noodles, enoki and shimeji mushrooms, chives and napa cabbage. I'm assuming the darker meat is sliced pork and the lighter meat is chicken. Sumo wrestlers are known for fattening up with this meal, not because it's especially fattening but because they eat several dozen bowls in one sitting.

I made this photo my desktop wallpaper. It perpetually makes my stomach rumble.
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5 comments:

Jeni said...

Chanko nabe is one of my most favorite nabe's!!! Natsukashii~!

Marie said...

As soon as I saw the sumo wrestler ladling, my first thought was: OY VEY. He really does get props for getting so close to a piping hot cauldron in his ... uniform. :P

ila said...

have you tried the chanko-nabe SSG off of western? very good...

Pirikara said...

Hey Jeni~! ^^ Yeah, nabe season is almost here. Too bad I don't have a kotatsu.

Hello Marie~Yeah, I'm sure he feels very comfortable in his nakedness. =P

Hi Ila~ Yup, I've tried Shinsengumi's chanko nabe and yes, it's yummy. Too bad it takes so long get a room there.

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That's what I call a real sumo meal! but if you don't have enough money, just buy some hamburgers!