SHABU SHABUwith Wagyu Beef slices
What’s the best Japanese meal for get together between friends and family especially during the holiday season? It’s Shabu Shabu, the ideal meal for the occasion! Other than Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu is also another most popular Japanese hot pot dishes.
Other than Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu is also another most popular Japanese hot pot dishes. It consists of raw assorted vegetables, tofu, and paper-thin slices of raw beef (or pork) cooked in kombu dashi (kelp broth).
How does the name “Shabu Shabu” come about? It’s actually from the Japanese sound and action of the thinly sliced meat being swished with chopsticks in the hot pot.
Shabu Shabu is usually served in a donabe (土鍋 earthenware/clay pot) on a portable hot stove. The raw ingredients are served on two plates, one for the meat and one for all the veggies. It’s a fun meal since everyone sits around the hot pot and cooks together.