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

chrisfernando100 Aug 24, 2009 09:33 AM

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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    mightykc RE: chrisfernando100 Aug 24, 2009 10:29 AM

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

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      chrisfernando100 RE: mightykc Aug 24, 2009 12:36 PM

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

      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....

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      CoffeeAddict416 RE: chrisfernando100 Aug 24, 2009 12:41 PM

      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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        tjr RE: CoffeeAddict416 Aug 24, 2009 02:01 PM

        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.

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          chrisfernando100 RE: CoffeeAddict416 Aug 24, 2009 02:35 PM

          anything in mississauga?

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            tjr RE: chrisfernando100 Aug 26, 2009 05:19 AM


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          childofthestorm RE: chrisfernando100 Aug 24, 2009 02:09 PM

          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. Notorious P.I.G. RE: chrisfernando100 Aug 24, 2009 03:49 PM

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

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              the dude RE: Notorious P.I.G. Aug 24, 2009 09:43 PM

              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)

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                childofthestorm RE: the dude Aug 25, 2009 09:41 AM

                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.

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                  tjr RE: childofthestorm Aug 26, 2009 05:20 AM


            2. atomeyes RE: chrisfernando100 Aug 25, 2009 09:53 AM

              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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                chrisfernando100 RE: atomeyes Aug 26, 2009 10:57 AM

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

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                  skylineR33 RE: chrisfernando100 Aug 26, 2009 11:06 AM

                  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.

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