1. Shabu-Shabu (boiled meat)
Shabushabu is popular food in winter and popular
among foreigners too. Sliced beef,or sliced pork,
vegetables and bean curd are cooked in boiling
soup stock in a pan on the table. It is eaten after
being dipped in a special sauce.
“Goma-dare” (sesame sauce) and “ponzu” (soy sauce mixed with citrus vinegar) are the most popular sauces for shabu-shabu. You can also put vegetables and tofu in the pot and enjoy as well. Once all the beef and vegetables are eaten, the meal is finished by boiling flat noodles called “kishimen” in the remaining broth.
Shabu-shabu is considered a special Japanese dish along with sushi, tempura and sukiyaki. In fact there are shabu-shabu restaurants just like there are sushi restaurants.