Perfect for cooking up a little meme stew…heh heh heh

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.

Because nabé pots are made of a special kind of clay, they don’t crack if you put them on a direct flame, so they can be used to make all kinds of cook-at-the-table dishes like sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, and winter hotpots.

These were all for sale at a store in the Kappabashi kitchenware district in Tokyo

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 restaurantsdirections & 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 seriespublished by Penguin/Intermix.

Published by Penguin/Intermix