Definitions

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  • n. the staple diet of rikishi; a stew of meat, seafood and vegetables

Etymologies

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From Japanese ちゃんこ鍋 (chankonabe).

Examples

  • Taro Aso's Chankonabe Administration chankonabe (ちゃんこ鍋) is a Japanese stew (a type of nabemono or one-pot dish) commonly eaten in vast quantity by sumo wrestlers as part of a weight gain diet.

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  • The bulk of chankonabe is made up of large quantities of protein sources

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  • While considered a reasonably healthful dish in its own right, chankonabe is very protein-rich and usually served in massive quantities, with beer and rice to increase the caloric intake.

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  • It is not made according to a fixed recipe and often contains whatever is available to the cook There will be no better metaphor for the LDP and Taro Aso's prospective administration than the all-for-all, all-for-all sumo food chankonabe if "people close to Mr. Aso" talking to Yomiuri he intends to include all four of his rivals in his administration.

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  • Leftover chankonabe broth can also later be used as broth for somen or udon noodles.

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