Certain foods work best when it’s cold outside, and in Japan this is certainly true. One of Japan’s famous winter foods is Shabu Shabu. Shabu Shabu is what happens when you cross fondue and Japan. It’s a fun and delicious way to eat Japanese meats and veggies broiled in a variety of sauces and oils. Recently we took the kids to try it for the first time.
While we really enjoyed the whole experience, we’ve since learned that typically Shabu Shabu is done by swishing the meat around in the bowl for about 10 seconds before dipping it in a sauce and eating it. While what we did in this video is certainly acceptable, it is more of a hot pot style than a true Shabu Shabu style. Either way, it was a great experience and something you should certainly try if you ever get a chance.