That cute little piggy lurking on the lid might make me think twice about using this nabé pot to whip up a big cauldron of pork intestine soup and switch to a nice stew made with cow stomachs instead.
Fortunately, Japanese cuisine never features cats or bears, so these Nabé Pots Of Unbearable Cuteness would be safe for all dinner plans.
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix. If you want to visit the Kappabashi kitchenware district, home to obscure cooking implements, industrial-sized bales of chopsticks, and stores that sell the super-realistic plastic food models you see outside restaurants, directions & a map are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.