Thursday, October 23, 2014
A popular experience in Japan is shabu shabu. The dude went to try shabu shabu already with coworkers, but he said he really wanted me to try it. It's so fun! We went to Neboza in Shibuya. Shabu shabu is the method of cooking food in hot broth at your table. The broth is heated on a hot plate, then you can dunk your food into the broth. Normally people dunk very thinly sliced meats, which cook very quickly in the hot broth. Being a veg couple, we ordered the only meat-free broth and got the veggies from the buffet. The broth is called Sukiyaki. We picked several types of mushrooms, tofu, several types of greens, bell peppers, onion, rice noodles, and udon noodles from the buffet. We each prepared a little bowl with garlic, ginger, and hot pepper sauce to pour onto our food and rice. Our favorite veggie was the enoki mushrooms. NOM. This is a great experience. You pay for the time at the table (1.5 or 2 hours), instead of the quantity of food. We were there for a little over an hour. NOM. We will definitely take any future visitors here.