Shabu Shabu in GTA
I bet a friend in San Francisco, who is coming to Toronto, that there isn't a cuisine that cannot be found in Toronto. She took the bet and asked for Shabu Shabu. While I had no idea what that was, after a quick search of this site and others, I now do. However, I have no idea where to find it and if any one serves Shabu Shabu in the GTA (I will go as far as Niagara as it is part of the itinerary).
Can anyone help? Don't want to lose this bet!
I haven't been to NAMI for 15 years, but last time I was there, they had it and it was delicious.
Will she only be satisfied with Japanese hot pot? Or will Chinese hot pot suffice? Chinese hot pot restaurants are numerous here.
I had Shabu Shabu at what used to be Akasaka in Empress Walk years ago. I have no idea what that restaurant is called these days. But I would imagine that several Japanese restaurants around the city offer it.
Call Fin Izakaya (Yonge/Eg) and ask to speak with Akiko, the owner. Shabu-shabu isn't on the menu, but ask if they'll make it special for you. I suspect they will.
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Out of all the cuisines one could choose, she chooses Shabu-Shabu. I would make bets with this friend often and for escalating amounts of money. By the end of her trip here you could have enough to visit SF if you play your cards right.
Ematei has Shabu Shabu on the menu as well as a couple different Nabe options. Enjoy your winnings!
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