1. oden; a Japanese dish containing all kinds of ingredients cooked in a special broth of soy sauce, sugar, sake, etc.
    Oden is a traditional family-style one-pot dish. Slowly simmered in clear broth that is lightly flavored with soy sauce, this stew is especially popular in cold weather. Typical ingredients include processed fish cake products, hard-boiled eggs, deep-fried tofu, konnyaku, daikon radish, and kelp. Also known as kantodaki, it is a staple dish at Japanese style pubs and street vendors' stalls. Ingredients vary according to the cook's preferences.