shabu shabu
Meat Dishes

Shabu Shabu

Recipe: Shabu Shabu

Summary: Shabu shabu is a Japanese hot pot and it is popular in Korea. Shabu-shabu means “swish-swish,” referring to the swishing action when you cook a thin slice of beef in hot water. Each diner cooks raw beef and vegetable.


  • Soup base anchovies 10
  • Dried kelp (tashima) 5×5″
  • 1t black pepper
  • Thin sliced beef sirloin 1.5 lbs
  • Chinese cabbage 1/4
  • mushroom
  • mugwort
  • green onions
  • baby bok choy
  • soy sauce 6T
  • lemon juice 3T
  • sugar 1T
  • ground radish 1T
  • water 6T
  • washabi 1T


  1. Boil dried anchovies and kelp in a big pot for 30 minutes and make the soup base.
  2. In a big plate, place thin sliced beef, Chinese cabbage, baby bok choy, mushrooms, green onions, or any vegetable you like.
  3. Add 3 cups of the soup to an electric pot and heat it. If you don’t have an electric pot, you can use any portable cooker to keep the soup hot.
  4. Mix soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, ground turnip, and water and make the dipping sauce.
  5. Simply take the veggie and a slice of beef, swish them around in the hot soup from a few seconds for beef to a few minutes for vegetables.
  6. Take them out and dip them in the sauce.

Preparation time: 40 minute(s)

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)


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