It's a Japanese thing.

The other night, Dai dragged me out for something called "shabu-shabu." I will be completely honest, I was not so thrilled and was not really into the idea of trying something so new to me. So I dragged my heels and tried to convince him to go somewhere else, but I finally just sucked it up.
And you know what? I actually liked it. And it was kind of fun.

So here's the deal:
- You pick your broth. We got a split pot of spicy and seaweed flavored.
- You pick your meet. We got lean kobe beef.
- They give you a plate of veggies, a bowl of rice, and sauces as well.
- Then you dump stuff in the boiling pot of broth and it cooks.
- Then you dip it in the sauce and eat it.
So I guess this "shabu-shabu" stuff is Japanese hot-pot. I have never had hot-pot of any other sort, but I think I would like this one the most because it is simple and it is kind of fun to cook the stuff yourself. I know, it seems really counterproductive to eat out, but have to technically cook the stuff yourself. That's what I said too. But I guess you can just chalk it up to the "experience." Plus you don't have to prep or clean up, so it's kind of better than cooking at home :)

Shabuway is located at 145 E. 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94401 


Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

I LOVE shabu-shabu. If you get a chance try sukiyaki too! It's similar.

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Chestnut Mocha said...

This looks amazing!! I'd never be able to say no to Japanese food! Yum!

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