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

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

    Nosher

    NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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    1. re: Nosher

      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.

      http://petercherches.blogspot.com

      1. re: Peter Cherches

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

        Nosher

        NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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

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

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        1. re: Yaqo Homo

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

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oden

          1. re: TossACaesar

            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

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

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

              Chiyoda Sushi
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/59445098...