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Jan 19, 2013 10:28 PM

Shabu Chic?

Has anyone tried Shabu Chic in the ID? Or do you know of any other shabu available? Thanks.

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  1. Yep. I don't remember the details, but we liked it and left stuffed.

    1. simple stuff, not much variety. it's pretty small inside.

      1. Went there tonight. The only novel thing about it is individual burners at the (large) counter. There are only 3 tables for those wanting to go family-style.

        There's absolutely nothing there you couldn't make at home after stopping by uwajimaya to buy the following:

        pre-sliced meat and/or pork dumplings, assuming you don't have the inclination to make your own
        napa cabbage
        enoki mushrooms
        a carrot
        firm tofu
        bok choy
        packaged fresh udon
        harusame (glass noodles)
        miso paste or kombu
        a table-top burner if you don't have one.

        Their spicy miso broth was pretty good, but I could have made the same meal at home for less without any trouble, which is not normally what I'm looking for at a restaurant. In hindsight, I should have gone to Sichuanese Cuisine.

        1. Thank you all for your input. As an occasional visitor from rural Oregon to your fun city with so many restaurants, I don't think I'll put this one on my go to list.