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Silken Seafoam Shabu-Shabu


About the Dish:

Shabu-Shabu is a popular Japanese hot pot dish that features thinly sliced meat and an array of fresh vegetables cooked in a flavorful broth at the table. The name Shabu-Shabu comes from the sound the ingredients make when being swished around in the hot broth. It’s a fun and interactive dining experience, perfect for gatherings or special occasions.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g


Ingredient Quantity
Beef (thinly sliced) 300g
Assorted Vegetables (nappa cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, tofu, etc.) 500g
Dipping Sauce (ponzu sauce, sesame sauce, etc.) to taste
Cooked Rice optional
Green Onions (chopped) for garnish

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Prepare the broth by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Add kombu seaweed and dried shiitake mushrooms for extra flavor. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, then remove the kombu and mushrooms.
  • Step 2: While the broth simmers, arrange the thinly sliced beef and assorted vegetables on a platter. Keep them refrigerated until ready to cook.
  • Step 3: Heat a tabletop burner and place the pot of broth on it. Allow the broth to come to a gentle simmer.
  • Step 4: Each person at the table can now take turns swishing the beef and vegetables in the hot broth using chopsticks or a small wire mesh strainer. The ingredients should cook quickly, just a few seconds to a minute.
  • Step 5: Once cooked, dip the pieces of beef and vegetables into your preferred dipping sauce, such as ponzu or sesame sauce, and enjoy with a bowl of steamed rice.
  • Step 6: Continue cooking and enjoying until all the ingredients are consumed.
  • Step 7: If desired, add the leftover broth to cooked rice to make a delicious porridge.

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