Asukanabe (hodgepodge from Asuka) (飛鳥鍋)
Asukanabe is one of the local dishes of Nara region. Milk is combined with chicken soup to add smoothness and richness. Its ingredients are the same as that of ordinary pot dishes. Sometimes people have it with green onions and ginger, or slightly thickening the soup with starch mixed with water according to their taste.
Asukanabe is said to have been originated in the Asuka period when a priest from Tang (China) made a pot dish with goat milk to protect himself against the cold.