This recipe for Oden is delicious, and the time I used for cooking are minimal. It’s not unusual to have a pot of Oden simmering over a low flame all day long. Fishcakes of all types can be found in the refrigerated section in most Asian markets. They can be found in all colors, shapes and sizes. Some are very plain, and others have exotic ingredients mixed in them or stuffed inside. Other types of ingredients you might find in Oden include mochi (rice cakes) – usually wrapped in an edible tofu bag, chikuwa, which is a hollow cylindrical fried fishcake, daikon radish, carrots, potatoes, eggs, tofu, and tsukune (chicken meatballs).
Most asian groceries that carry fishcake also carry Oden assortment packs with all the ingredients included.