What is Shabu?


Shabu-shabu, known as hot-pot, is a Japanese culinary dish which descended from the Mongolian tradition of nabemono, or 'one pot' cooking. It is a quick and simple exercise, which consists of choosing your savory soup base and selecting the entrées you would like. When the broth starts boiling, simply place your meat, seafood or vegetables in the pot and swish it back and forth several times to cook. The familiar swishing sound is where the dish gets its name because shabu-shabu directly translates to 'swish-swish'. Once it is cooked, you can eat it as is or dip it into one of the dipping sauces provided for extra flavor. Healthy, flavorful, and inexpensive, shabu-shabu is a common dish that allows family and friends to cook, eat and spend time together in this ever changing fast-paced lifestyle.