Shabu-shabu is one of the Japanse traditional food which has recently become known overseas.
The name “Shabu-shabu” is come from the sound when thinly sliced beef is dipped and lightly waved in boiling stock. The pot using for “Shabu-shabu” is unique. As you can see in the top picture, the shape of pot is like doughnut and there is a small chimney covering the center.
The meat is usually use beef and pork, and it is so thin that you can almost see through it, so it cooks quickly and is ready to eat as soon as its color changes.
The most popular sauces are “Goma-dare” and “Ponzu”. “Goma-dare” is a thick sesame sauce and “Ponzu” is soy sauce mixed with citrus vinegar.
Picture: right side “Goma-dare”, left side “Ponzu”.
Recently, there are not only meat but also fresh seafood like crab, abalone and snapper is become popular, and the cooking method is same as normal “Shabu-shabu”.