Shabu shabu is a well-loved hotpot dish from Japan comprising thinly-sliced meat and vegetables cooked in hot broth. The main difference between shabu shabu and other types of Japanese hotpot is, instead of simmering all of the ingredients together before serving, shabu shabu should be cooked bite-by-bite and savoured over the course of the meal.
Did You Know?
#1: Shabu shabu is healthy and popular amongst those watching their waistlines. This is because when the meat is dipped in the hot water, the extra fats melt away, making it less fatty than regular cooked meat.
#2: The dish gets its name from the Japan onomatopoeia Shabu Shabu which means "swish swish", in reference to the light swishing of the meat in the simmering broth.