Do you know how easy it is to enjoy Shabu Shabu at home? All you need is a tabletop stove, which you can easily purchase at a Japanese supermarket or even on Amazon.
Like this one:
These are very common in Japan and used throughout winter when the entire family gathers around a nice warm pot of Japanese soul food.
And ideally, you want to use clay hot pot like this:
Alternatively, you could use a deep frying pan/skillet instead of clay hot pot.
Most of the effort is in the preparation, which is quite easy. Just chop and clean vegetables. Don’t you love the colors of the meat and vegetables in this photo? I’m getting hungry just looking at this photo while writing this post. I guess I will need to make a Japanese hot pot again soon.
The tricky part is finding a butcher or grocery store to slice the Shabu Shabu meat for you. Japanese supermarket is the easiest option, as you can find prepared meat, specifically for Shabu Shabu.
If you have any questions on where to buy these things or need advice, please comment below.
If you like to read about other hot pots, I recommend you these posts:
-Shio Koji Hot Pot Recipe – A Healthy Japanese Dish
-Hot & Spicy Soups / Hot Pots – Too Perfect For Those Cold Days
-Sukiyaki (すき焼き): My Favorite Dish to Eat When I’m Missing Japan
-Shio Koji Hot Pot Could be the Next Big Hit in the US, Move Aside Tonkotsu Ramen!