Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki
What is Shabu Shabu?
Shabu shabu is a traditional Japanese style hot pot. It is prepared by briefly submerging a very thin slice of meat, or a slice of vegetable and tofu, in a pot of boiling water. Once the meat and vegetables have been cooked, they can be dipped in ponzu (citrus) sauce or sesame sauce, and eaten.
How to eat shabu shabu
Shin-Sen-Gumi will prepare a homemade ponzu (citrus) sauce and sesame sauce for our customers. For a more unique ponzu sauce, add a teaspoon of our special yuzu (citrus) pepper to your ponzu sauce.
For customers who are interested, we recommend you take your left over shabu shabu soup and add in some salt, pepper and yuzu kosho to make a special soup you will truly enjoy. You can also add udon noodles to your shabu shabu soup, if you prefer.
We would also like to recommend our spicy shabu shabu soup, which is a pre-seasoned soup.
What is Sukiyaki?
Sukiyaki is a traditional Japanese hot pot in which the ingredients (beef, Chinese cabbage, green onion, tofu and shirataki noodles made from starch) are prepared together in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sake and mirin.
In Japan, the key difference between cooking techniques is determined by whether you are in the western, Kansai region or the eastern, Kanto region. At Shin-Sen-Gumi, we use a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and sake as a tare (dipping sauce), also known as warishita, to cook meat and vegetables at the same time. If desired, a beaten, raw egg can also be added.