Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Traditional Japanese dish I just got the recipe for, apparently it's quick, like asian fast food but better than McDonald's!
- 1 lb beef, very thinly sliced
- 3 slices konbu
- 8 shiitake mushrooms
- 1⁄2 lb enoki mushrooms
- 1⁄2 lb mushroom (shimeji)
- 1⁄2 lb pasta (shirataki)
- 1 lb Chinese cabbage
- 1⁄2 lb watercress
- 1 lb tofu, cut in 1 in. cubes, pressed and drained
- Place in a medium-sized pot a couple of slices of kombu (kelp) and cover with cold water.
- Gently bring the water to a boil and remove the kombu just before it starts to boil.
- Let the water boil very gently.
- Take one of the items, swish it around in the hot water for a few seconds (for beef) to a few minutes (for vegetables).
- Combine 2 parts soy sauce with 1 part lemon juice for dipping sauce.
- Serve with hot steamed rice.
Shabu Shabu means "swish swish" in Japanese. It's almost like a Japanese version of fondu - but definitely nothing like fast food. Traditionally you first eat the vegetables and beef, then you add the noodles to the broth once you've finshed the vegetables. It's usually served with 2 types of sauce -- the soy sauce dipping sauce for the vegetables and a sesame dipping sauce for the meat.