Shabu Shabu is a Japanese one-pot dish. All the ingredients are cooked together at the table.

To make shabu shabu, it is best to have a portable stove so you can cook it at the table (the other alternative is to eat standing around the stove).

First, put a couple pieces of kombu (a type of kelp) in a pot of cold water, and bring the water to a gentle boil, then remove the kombu.

Then, have ready a variety of ingredients, like...

...and whatever else you like.

then dip the ingredients in the boiling water until they are cooked, and eat.

There are two sauces to dip the cooked meat and vegetables in, one is soy sauce and lemon juice in a 2:1 ratio, the other is made from sesame paste, mirin, soy sauce and sugar. Garlic, green onion and other flavorings can be added to taste.

The name "shabu shabu" comes from the noise the beef makes when it is swished around in the water.

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