The entire village gets together to make this soup together


At the Hamatama-cho area of Karatsu city, this soup would be made by all the villagers at times of celebration or mourning. Ingredients used tend to maintain their shape even after long cooking, and the name ‘dabu’ comes from referring to the sound of plenty of things sloshing around in water. The ingredients in the soup are cut into squares for celebrations, and into triangles when mourning. Each family has their own recipe, and some households have a tradition of not using sugar in the soup on a sunny day.

Recipi of cuisin

for 4 persons

  • Chicken180g
  • Fried tofu1/2
  • Fish cake1
  • Lotus root1/2 medium sized piece
  • Taro4 medium sized pieces
  • Burdock1/3 of whole
  • Frozen potato jelly5
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms5 medium sized pieces
  • Dashi stock6 cups
  • Sugar2 tablespoons
  • Ligh soy sauce4 tablespoons
  • Sake4 tablespoons
  • Salt2/3 teaspoon
Cut chicken to 1cm pieces. Do same with other ingredients. Rehydrate frozen potato jelly and slice thinly.
Make stock from kelp and dried fish. Add chicken and other ingredients and add flavorings.
※Can be served cold.

Information provided by : Saga Prefectural Manufacturer Support Division


Local cuisine