Shabu Shabu

May 30th, 2011 by Erin Gennow

Review Shabu Shabu

About a month ago I had my first Shabu Shabu experience.  It was a lot of fun and a great dinner experience with friends and family.  Shabu Shabu is a Japanese hot pot type meal, where a pot of water is placed over a flame.  Kombu is added to start flavoring the water into a broth.  When the water is hot you start adding various vegetables and noodles to the pot, removing them to your bowl when they are done.  The big-ticket item is the super thinly sliced rib eye that is also served.  Since it is so thin, you just pick it up with the chopsticks and swish for a few seconds and it’s done.  As you dunk more meat and add more vegetables, the broth gets more flavorful.  Dipping sauces are also often provided.

We went to Mums Home of Shabu Shabu, which is in Hotel Tomo, in San Francisco’s Japantown.  They offer all you can eat Shabu Shabu for $25, which seemed like a great deal to us.  Not knowing exactly what to expect we had a great time and the food was good.  I look forward to trying Shabu Shabu at some other restaurants to see how they all compare.

Mums – Home of Shabu Shabu

1800 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

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