This uniquely designed IGA-yaki donabe allows you to make the professional quality dishes with the easy preparations at home.
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The town of Iga was once on the bed of Lake Biwa during the pre-historic period. Iga clay is a very special clay that has been utilized by the Iga town in pottery for centuries. It consists of higher content of carbonated organisms, which makes Iga-style pottery more porous than the average earthenware. The clay from this region naturally has a higher level of heat-resistance, and when cooked the Iga style donabe retains the heat fully before fulling cooking or smoking the ingredients inside.
Please completely dry the pot before use. When you first fill the pot with water, you may notice that water is seeping through the pot. Japanese Earthenware is made this way to avoid cracking while heating. To eliminate this problem, please follow the instructions below:
Cook porridge or heat water mixed with cornstarch in the pot until it boils.
Leave the porridge or water with water in the pot and allow it to cool completely for 1 - 2 hours.