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TossACaesar Dec 15, 2006 01:35 AM

I've recently gained an appreciation for this dish, especially the play of textures/"mouth-feel".
Any recommendations?

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  1. Nosher RE: TossACaesar Dec 15, 2006 02:40 AM

    Menchanko-tei does a very decent version. But beware-- the 45th Street restaurant is VASTLY better than the 55th Street one.


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    1. re: Nosher
      Peter Cherches RE: Nosher Dec 15, 2006 04:34 PM

      I haven't been to 45th. Do you meen vastly better for oden, or for everything.

      My favorite oden at Menchanko-Tei is takara bukaro (treasure pouch).

      Menchanko-Tei sells oden by the piece, and there's a good variety. I'm not sure oden should be called a dish in the singular.


      1. re: Peter Cherches
        Nosher RE: Peter Cherches Dec 16, 2006 05:56 AM

        Generally, everything is better at 45th Street. 55th Street is, I feel, a waste.


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      dbird RE: TossACaesar Dec 15, 2006 05:21 AM

      You can usually find oden at oms/b, at least in the winter.

      1. Yaqo Homo RE: TossACaesar Dec 15, 2006 03:37 PM

        What is Oden? (smart-ass college basketball fans or Norse mythology buffs need not respond)

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          TossACaesar RE: Yaqo Homo Dec 16, 2006 02:18 AM

          The following link should provide a decent enough jump point ...


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            Yaqo Homo RE: TossACaesar Dec 16, 2006 07:14 AM

            thanks. is it served in a bowl with the broth? is Oden considered a soup, or is it sort of like a "boiled dinner"?

            1. re: Yaqo Homo
              zGustibus RE: Yaqo Homo Dec 16, 2006 02:37 PM

              Here's some pictures of Oden at various Midtown Lunch'ing spots...

              Menchanko-Tei http://midtownlunch.com/blog/2006/10/...

              Chiyoda Sushi

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