Katte Shabushabu, Tai hang

Shabu shabu, for those of you that don't know, is a Japanese method of cooking thinly sliced beef. It derives from the Chinese hot pot cooking method. I love it because I love food so much that the idea of having raw ingredients in front of me and using them to cook my own food in a restaurant -  well, it just blows my mind. 

Katte, is a literally a hidden gem. We only managed to find it because the manager (bless him) came out to meet us in the street. It is some exceptional Shabushabu. A little on the pricey side, it might be good to save this one for a special occasion.

The ordering process is fairly simple:

seasame and soy dipping sauces

seasame and soy dipping sauces

Image from voxtime.wordpress.com

Image from voxtime.wordpress.com

The ambiance of the restaurant, being small in size and a little awkward in layout, means that it's not quite a place to go and be seen (unless one of the 20 diners is like, famous)

I think one of the best things about this particular Shabu Shabu is that you have an individual set - where more traditionally like when having hot pot you over order and eat waaay to much! 

 

Heres what we ate:

I ordered the Sukiyaki soup base with Wagyu set, which looked like this: 

freshly prepared and yummy!

freshly prepared and yummy!

Sam ordered the Pork set with Red Snapper soup base:

the pork set

the pork set

It comes with a choice of rice or ramen noodles - we loved the ramen noodles, but they forgot to bring them and we had to remind the staff.

DIy ramen noodles in your soup base

DIy ramen noodles in your soup base

We also ordered the BBQ squid from the menu, it was really very good and I would highly recommend! 

squid

squid

it all looked like this

it all looked like this

yum!

yum!