How to eat shabu-shabu and precautions

Nov 16 - 2021


When eating shabu-shabu in a restaurant, customers usually add the ingredients themselves. For the convenience of those who come to the store for the first time, the following will introduce how to eat shabu-shabu.

1. Hot soup

Heat the soup first. Heat up the soup after opening the fire, being careful not to overheat it to a boil.

2. Use chopsticks to pick up the meat slices and rinse them

Blanch the meat slices in the soup while the fire is on. For beef shabu-shabu, the technique for this step is to use chopsticks to hold the meat hot ingredients.

Chop the meat with chopsticks and gently shake it back and forth in the soup. This step is called Beef Shabu(牛涮鍋),

It is also the origin of the name of this dish. pay attention to the time when you cook the meat, so as not to burn too much.

3. Dip in the sauce and enjoy

Generally used are grapefruit vinegar and sesame paste. However, the seasoning is not strictly regulated. Many shops will also provide a variety of special sauces, so that customers can taste different levels of flavor.


When adding vegetables to the pot, just add it to the point where you can shabu the meat. After heating, you can pick it up and eat at the time you like. Be careful not to add it all at once and add it while eating.

In addition, when adding meat to the soup, there will be foam that floats on the surface of the soup. please remember to remove the foam before continuing to enjoy it to keep the soup fresh and clear. Especially when the beef is boiling, there is a lot of foam, so please pay special attention to it.

If you are in a hurry, the greens are usually ordered first, because it occupies a large area and is easy to cook. After that, it is best to put beef balls after the greens have wilted, etc., which are not easy to cook. If the vegetables are cooked, they can be picked up.

If you want to dip it, you can put the vegetables in the sesame sauce and eat. Simply put, just mix soy sauce, vinegar, and chili. Add coriander and green onions as you like. Chongqing people also like to add sesame oil. If you like a thicker sauce, you can put peanut butter, fermented bean curd and oyster sauce.