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Jul 3, 2007 08:38 AM

Best Shabu in NYC?


I'll be in NYC next weekend, and have been craving some delicious Shabu. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I'm looking for a nice atmosphere, and of course, very fresh ingredients. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I've been told to check out Shabu-Tatsu in the E. Village. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Not sure you need the VERY freshest ingredients as you boil the meat and vegetables and then dip the meat in sauce. Most shabu meat is frozen first as it makes cutting easier.

    East village is a nice hangout area with lots of bars. Shabu Tatsu I think has a minimum of 2 orders for shabu if you decide to go.

    If you want cheaper I'd hit Quickly shabu shabu in chinatown. Sometimes its hard to get a spot though. Quickly offers regular dashi stock , sichuan stock and some other base stocks. Chinatown is a fairly dirty area though.

    If you want to try something different. Try something called a sichuan hotpot. The soup base is too salty/spicy to be drinkable(unless you do it at quickly). Usually you get a bowl thats divided into 2 halves a spicy side and non spicy side. Grand sichuan on canal in chinatown does it. They have a 20 dollar minimum order.