This is a japanese dish for sharing at the table among friends. Perfect for the holidays. The preparation time is fairly long because all the ingredients have to be cut up in advance. Sukiyaki is closer to a beef stir-fry recipe with broth than a yosenabe boiled broth dish. The sukiyaki recipe below calls for a minimal amount of sugar for I prefer it not to be sweet, however you can increase the sugar in the broth if you wish.