I am not sure what the right translation is for this recipe but oden is a one-pot dish, which is a little bit different from stew or hot pot. It's more like a simmered dish: assorted fish balls, fish cakes, atsuage (deep-fried tofu), hard-boiled eggs, konnyaku, and some vegetables are simmered in soy sauce-based broth. I usually make oden a day before so that all the ingredients will absorb good oden broth and it tastes much better the following day. In my house, I usually serve it with onigiri (rice balls). The color seems boring because it's mainly brown, but the flavor is amazing and exquisite. Maybe that's why it's a lot of people's winter comfort dish.
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