There's a great community monthly sale that occurs here every first Saturday of the month called Pay N Take! I am all about recycling everything. What one person wishes to be rid of, another needs. I love shopping here - I find great gifts for people, great tools and things I need in the house - and I ALWAYS find great cookware items. Although we didn't see much of interest at first, I decided to take my usual "second peruse" and came upon a brand new (or barely used), high quality Japanese Hot Pot Steamboat for $5! Perfect for Shabu Shabu - or, as I like to call it, JAPANESE FONDUE!
WHAT IS SHABU SHABU - Shabu-shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ , also spelled shyabu-shyabu?) is a Japanese dish featuring thinly sliced beef boiled in water. The term is an onomatopœia, derived from the sound emitted when the ingredients are stirred in the cooking pot. The dish is related to sukiyaki in style: Both consist of thinly sliced meat and vegetables and served with dipping sauces. However, Shabu-shabu is considered to be more savory and less sweet than sukiyaki.
WHY I LIKE SHABU SHABU
I love Shabu Shabu because it's easy, interactive and a great way to have dinner with friends or family! I don't really have to cook - all I have to do is prep vegetables and whatever else I want to put into the broth. And I the love dips that are the typical fare with Shabu Shabu! They are the key to having a great experience with Shabu Shabu. When you remove the food from the hot pot you dip them these fabulously flavorful dips and then plunk them into your mouth! They are not complicated dips but simple and tasty!
ABOUT THIS BLOG!
I am simply a person with a serious passion for FOOD! I am not a chef, chemist or doctor - I am just a foodie food-head! The recipes in this blog are things I make for myself, my family and my friends and they have been tested and tried by some of my closest food critics. This blog has helped me become more aware and appreciative of the food I prepare and share and I am very grateful for this.