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Aug 24, 2009 09:33 AM

iso of good shabu-shabu in the gta...

never had it before, but would love to try it....are there any places that got put on the map for there sahbu-shabu???

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  1. search under hot pot. its the same thing i think.

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    1. re: mightykc

      i just realized that i've been typing "iso of..." in my last

      searching hot pot brings in a bunch of different results....i've had some of the vietnamese, chinese and thai varieties but i'm looking for the japanese version....

    2. there's Swish by Han where solferino used to be in the St. Lawrence market area. I haven't been there so i can't speak from experience but it's supposed to be pretty good and is proper shabu-shabu instead being hot pot.

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      1. re: CoffeeAddict416

        The one at Swish wasn't very good.

        Ematei does shabu shabu, I believe. Jimbay's in Mississauga does one too, but you have to order in advance.

        It's a fairly simple dish to do at home if you have a portable burner.

        1. The one at Ematei is very nice, reminded me of a cold winter spent in Osaka. I wonder if they serve it in the summer though - they can often be fairly seasonal about things.

          1. I would say Ematei is best for Shabu Shabu. They serve it in the summer.

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            1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

              ematei's "shabu-shabu" is good but its good japanese shabu-shabu. Korean shabu shabu is different for the japanese (the thai also have a form of shabu-shabu)

              1. re: the dude

                But isn't "shabu-shabu" by its nature Japanese? I mean, it's Japanese for "swish swish." Otherwise we're talking hot pot, and yeah, every Asian cuisine has versions.

            2. we eat at Dow's north of Hwy 7 just off of Leslie (2 blocks north). its very good but the service is slow and its not sparkling clean.

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              1. re: atomeyes

                thanks guys, going to ematei this weekend, will report, although i'll have nothing to compare to....

                1. re: chrisfernando100

                  Just a note, Dows' is chinese Hong Kong style, not Japanese style, they are not the same. And Dow is All You Can Eat, so don't expect too high quality out of it.