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Back in the Day: Chanko nabe is sumo’s super soup

  • COURTESY NAMI SHOJI
                                Wrestlers in the Dewanoumi sumo stable in Ryogoku, Tokyo, serve themselves from the chanko nabe pot during their morning meal — actually served around noon, after a morning of practice in the ring. They’ll have the same dish at night. The soup is made by lower-ranking wrestlers, but side dishes of spicy cod roe, bamboo shoots, takuan, potato croquettes, kamaboko and pickled vegetables are purchased.

    COURTESY NAMI SHOJI

    Wrestlers in the Dewanoumi sumo stable in Ryogoku, Tokyo, serve themselves from the chanko nabe pot during their morning meal — actually served around noon, after a morning of practice in the ring. They’ll have the same dish at night. The soup is made by lower-ranking wrestlers, but side dishes of spicy cod roe, bamboo shoots, takuan, potato croquettes, kamaboko and pickled vegetables are purchased.

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