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