Beauty Pot from Tsukada Nojo

Or Bijinnabe. Thats the signature dish of Tsukada Nojo. We went there some time a while ago. It’s a sort of a steamboat/hotpot kind of thing. Except that the broth starts off as sort of a collagenous gel.

The broth of the Beauty Pot

The broth of the Beauty Pot

As the pot gets heated up, the gel “melts” into a thick broth.

Thick, rich chicken broth

Thick, rich chicken broth

The broth is very rich in flavour. Swimming in the thick rich broth are pieces of chicken.

Good size pieces of chicken in the broth

Good size pieces of chicken in the broth

Along with the pot of broth, you get a bountiful selection of other ingredients that include various vegetable, prawns, minced meat that you add to the broth in the form as meat balls.

Bountiful ingredients to add to the broth

Bountiful ingredients to add to the broth

Does it take any skill to add the minced meat into the broth so that they form meatballs? No. Because the servers here will help you add most of the ingredients into the pot.

Bijinnabe with all the ingredients in it

Bijinnabe with all the ingredients in it

In addition to the ingredients shown, you also get to choose whether you want to add rice to the broth (to make it into sort of a porridge) or noodle (I think it’s called mochi soba or something like that). We chose the noodle. You can also get a free refill of the broth (which also comes in the collagenous gel form).

There are a number of Tsukada Nojo around Singapore. There’s one in Westgate and another one in Chinatown Point

Tsukada Nojo at Westgate

Tsukada Nojo at Westgate

To order the bijinnabe, you need to order for at least two portions. With all the ingredients, the chicken meat, free refill of the broth, the noodle, the whole bijinnabe makes for a very filling meal. A very satisfying meal especially on a cold rainy day!

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