This cast iron pot is made for stews and hot recipes. It comes complete with wooden lid and base. Nabe pot is the bouillabaisse of Japanese food. The typical ingredients are fresh vegetables, tofu, and fish or chicken. The nabe pot (filled with an aromatic broth) and raw ingredients are meant to be presented at the table for the guests to add ingredients as they choose. But it's also a great presentation piece that can be delivered to the table filled with a savory stew or meat dish. The nabe pot would be a tasteful, rustic addition to your restaurant which would enhance the dining experience of your guests.