Here is some Oden I made on Sunday
Oden is a Japanese winter stew made of various robust, hardy, winter ingredients simmered in broth for several hours. Ingredients vary, but my version includes fish cake, fried tofu, konnyaku (a coarse grey jelly made from the devil's tongue plant), kelp, daikon radish, shiitake mushroom, hard-boiled egg, tofu pouches with mochi inside, and fish sausages with gobo root inside. You eat it with spicy mustard.
In Japan in the winter you can find oden sold piecemeal from street carts or convenience stores. It's very warming and filling. I kind of got the feeling that it was the exact opposite of a trendy food, though. Like, Japanese people thought I was weird and old-fashioned for liking it so much.