Shabu Shabu

I almost can’t remember my life before I learned of Shabu Shabu…it’s that good! This past December I tried it for the first time and was hooked – I’ve eaten it just about once a week since! Let me explain to you what it is, and why it’s so amazing:

Shabu Shabu is a Japanese hot pot meal, where you have a broth at your table in a hot pot, and cook thinly sliced vegetables and meat as you eat. You can cook whatever mix of veggies and proteins you like. When your veggies/meat is cooked, you pull it out with your chopsticks and dip it in a sweet sauce, and then eat. I love this meal for three main reasons (besides the taste!):

  1. You can vary the ingredients each time.
  2. It’s very healthy and light.
  3. You get to eat at a slow pace for an endless amount of time, which makes for a very relaxing meal.

Now that I’ve probably made your mouth start watering, I’ll leave you with some pictures from our weekly Shabu. Yum!

Some of the ingredients we cooked were: napa, bokchoy, fish cakes, salmon, egg, tofu, imitation crab, dumplings, and vermicelli noodles!

We separate it on two sides for different levels of spiciness


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