Japanese Chicken Stew (Mizutaki)

Mizutaki is a popular Fukuoka cuisine which is north shore of Kyushu Japan. It was original  said to be Chinese-style cooked chicken or consomme soup which is western. If you plan to have a delicious Mizutaki, taste the soup before eating the chicken, and when the soup taste has become strong enough to your discretion, add vegetables to the soup and get yourself ready for a delicious soup.



  1. 1kg chicken with bones
  2. Soup stock
  3. 600g chicken bone
  4. 2000cc water
  5. Pinch of UMAMI
  6. 50g chicken liver
  7. 50g chicken gizzards
  8. 1 block tofu
  9. 1/2 bunch shungiku/kikuna (chrysanthemum) leaves
  10. 4 shiitake mushrooms
  11. 1/4 head of Chinese cabbage
  12. 150g cauliflower
  13. Ponzu soy sauce (sauce containing soy sauce and vinegar or citrus juice)
  14. 20g sliced konegi leek
  15. Momiji oroshi
  16. 100g grated radish
  17. 2 red peppers
  18. 4 rice cakes


1. Rinse chicken bones in hot water. Add the cold water to the pot and boil over high heat, skim off any foam, and simmer until the liquid is reduced to 1/3. While simmering, take chicken bones out of the pot, grind with a pestle, and put back into the pot. When the soup turns milky, strain.

2. Chop chicken into pieces (about 50g), and place in a deep pot. Add hot water to twice the depth of the chicken and simmer over high heat while skimming off any foam for 25 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave for 30 minutes, so that the bone can be removed from the chicken easily.

3. Shave chicken liver and gizzards thinly with a knife, let bleed, boil, and then drain.

4. Chop vegetables and tofu into chunks, arrange on a plate, and serve with momiji oroshi and sliced konegi leek.

5. Put (2) into the earthen pot, and add stock (1) and the meat (3). While simmering, enjoy ingredients in ponzu soy sauce. Add tofu and vegetables to the pot, and enjoy the dish while it simmers over low heat in the middle of the dining table.