Oden is a Japanese comfort food for a cold day. This Japanese-style hot pot has assorted fish cakes, daikon, slow cooked beef tendon skewer, konnyaku (yam cakes) and vegetables in a dashi broth.
Oden is a Japanese dish that is considered a winter staple and is often eaten together as a family.
Oden at Shiki
Where can I get Oden in Seattle?
If you search for Oden on Yelp, you'll find Shiki.
There are several places in Seattle where you can eat Oden, but I highly recommend eating here at Shiki because our Japanese chef "Ken-san" knows what true Japanese food tastes like.
When you go to a convenience store in Japan in winter, you can buy Oden. Japanese people eat it like a snack. Of course, Shiki's oden is a high quality food!
Oden at Convenience store
Oden goes well with sake
You can enjoy the sake hot or cold, depending on your preference.
We also offer sake, which you can enjoy with Oden. (Blog about our sake) Generally speaking, a hotdry sake is better for Oden. Warm the sake to 122°F and drink it, and you will enjoy the scent of both oden and sake.
Warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Oden is a seasonal food (Autumn/Winter), so please call to order for $19.50! It would be great if a lot of people eat our Oden. Be sure to check out the sake too!
We offer various Japanese Sake and food, but you might not know about the combination of them when you buy dinner at Shiki, so we will introduce you about our Japanese Sake so that you can enjoy our food more. (Bottles are fragile so Takeout only!)
Japanese Sake we offer
These have dry taste and strong fragrance so we recommend you to drink with meat dishes (Sukiyaki, Pork Belly Donburi etc.) or Sashimi. These go well with strong flavored meals.
From left to right are 水神(Suijin) and 風の森(Kazanomori)
Daiginjo sakes take the rice polishing ratio down to 50% or less. They are made in smaller quantities, and rely more on traditional methods. Flavor and aroma profiles tend to be full, and exceptional labels display both complexity and finesse. These go well with lightly seasoned dishes that bring out the flavors of the ingredients. (Tempura, Sashimi etc.)
From left to right are 月桂冠(Gekkeikan "Good Fortune"), 鳳陽(Ho-yo "Fair Maiden") and 賀茂泉(Kasmoizumi "Autumn Elixir")
It is filtered through a wide mesh, which allows the fine particles of rice to penetrate and create a cloudy sake. These go well with food with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. (California Roll, Sea urchin etc.)
From left to right are 月桂冠にごり(Gekkeikan Nigori), 賀茂泉濁り吟醸(Kasmoizumi "Summer Snow")