Sunday, April 12, 2009

Shabu Zen

What is the sound of thinly sliced beef swishing in boiling hot water? And if no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

My second night in Tokyo I had dinner at Shabu Zen in Shibuya, an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu joint. Dinner starts at around $38 and goes up with higher quality of meat.

There are several Shabu Zen restaurants in Tokyo. This one is Shibuya is famous for being in the movie "Lost in Translation."

In Japanese, all-you-can-eat is called "tabe-houdai." And an all-you-can-eat buffet is called "viking."

After finishing up the shabu shabu meat, the broth is used to make a noodle soup.

LINK: Shabu Zen

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