Well Really, Shabu Shabu by Barbara L. Steinberg
At last! OMG! Sacramento has something new to cheer about in the food
realm. It's not another sushi bar. Nope, not Mexican. Not Thai. Not
just expensive libations. Though I love all of those. It is...drum roll
please...shabu shabu. The owner of Shabu,
John Voong, simplifies for some (myself included) and calls it Japanese
fondue. The only similarity is that you cook your meats and veggies in
a bubbling cauldron of amazing broth. (I chose spicy miso.) But that's
where the similarities end. I don't want to begin to try and explain
Shabu. Just go and experience this for yourself. This isn't a Japanese
steak house where food and sharp objects somersault through the air.
I have longed for something new in Sacramento's ever-expanding dining scene. And I was positively giddy after dining at Shabu for the first time. In fact, you couldn't knock the smile off my face. I had to tell someone...so I called my friend Judith. She's traveled the world...she loves good food...she lives in Midtown...I knew I had to share the good news with someone who would care. Someone who would get why this was so exciting.