Easy Halal Oden Recipe: Make This Japanese One-Pot Dish At Home


Ili •  Jun 11, 2020

Perfect as a light meal or even a midday snack, oden is a popular Japanese street food that is guaranteed to warm you right up and fill your stomach. Consisting of various ingredients such as fish cakes, fish balls, eggs and more, the dish is commonly served in a classic soy sauce-based dashi broth but you can always switch it up with other flavours.

Just as popular in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, it’s not surprising to see long lines of people waiting in the FamilyMart convenience store for a bowl of oden. So, if you’re thinking of skipping those queues and making your own bowl at home, this easy halal oden recipe is just for you!


For the oden (optional)

  • Fish cake
  • Fish ball
  • Tofu fish cake
  • Daikon
  • Imitation crab
  • Corn
  • Boiled egg
  • 2 packets of udon

For dashi broth

  • 4 cups dashi (You can find halal-certified dashi powder available online such as this one on Shopee)
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt to taste

For tom yum broth

  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 3 tbsp tom yum paste 
  • 4 cups water


  1. Whether you choose to make just the dashi broth, tom yum broth or both, all you need to is combine all the ingredients for the respective broths in a big pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  2. Reduce to a simmer, then add whatever oden ingredients you like! Let them cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


  1. While oden is pretty much made up of store bought ingredients (fish cakes, fish balls, tofu and etc.), feel free to add other things such as mushrooms, chicken and potatoes. The sky is the limit!

And there you go! A simple oden recipe that you can and definitely should try making at home ?