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This Donabe is originally designed for curry lovers, as curry is one of the most popular home dishes in Japan. It comes with a curry-friendly deeper body and design than the other donabes we offer. Curry Nabe is also ideal for everyday soup and stew cooking. With the extra-thick body, Curry Nabe is great at slow cooking dishes such as stew or even oven-baked beans. This donabe can be heated without liquid inside, so you can sauté or roast ingredients in it, too. The gentle and steady heat distribution of Curry Nabe can help the ingredients to slowly develop savory (umami) flavors without the ingredients falling apart. As this traditional Donabe is made out of clay only, it offers a completely natural way to cook. The Donabe only works with Gas stoves.
Its extra-thick body gives Curry Nabe the incredibly high level of heat retention ability. The food inside of the donabe continues to cook for a while after turning off the heat, and stays hot for a long time. You can bring hot Curry Nabe to the table, and even after 15 minutes, you can enjoy the hot serving of curry, soup or stew.
Iga-yaki (Iga-style) pottery is one of Japan’s most highly-regarded traditional ceramics and is said to have originated in Iga, Mie-Prefecture in the late 7th Century. This donabe is made by Nagatani-en, a leading producer of authentic Iga-yaki pottery since 1832. At Nagatani-en, each donabe is made by hand with care and it takes about 2 weeks to produce an individual donabe. Nagatani-en’s Iga-yaki products have been loved by both professionals and home cooks in Japan.
Iga region, where this donabe is made, used to be the bed of Lake Biwa about 4 million years ago. The clay from this region is naturally highly heat-resistant and has been used for open-flame cooking for many hundreds of years.
Sourced and traditionally handcrafted by Nagatani-en in Iga, Japan.
HOW TO USE
◦ Use the Donabe as a steamer
◦ Use the Donabe as a pot for soups, stews or other dishes
◦ Use the Donabe to serve cold dishes
To place it on a table we recommend to use the natural Rush Trivet from Japan.
Ideal for 3-4 people
H: 17 cm (including lid)
◦ Ideal for gas stove top use. This donabe is not suitable for electric or induction cooktop.
◦ Oven-safe (up to 250℃). This donabe is not suitable for microwave.
◦ Hand wash only with mild, natural soap and lukewarm water.
◦ Before the first use, this donabe must be seasoned (Instructions: Link)
◦ Only set the Donabe over heat when the bottom is completely dry.
Your donabe develops its character as it ages.