Shabu Shabu is a food I hadn’t experienced until coming to Korea. It is Japanese in origin but can be experienced in quite a few Korean restaurants. My personal favorite is Shabu Hyeong in Duryu.
You can choose to have meat (such as duck, beef and pork), seafood or a combination of both and you may choose between a spicy broth base and a non spicy alternative. I am not a fan of overly spicy food so I stick with the un-spiced version.
The meal is sectioned into different course:
1st: cooking the meat and creating wraps
2nd: eating the broth that has grown in flavor with the ingredients you have added
3rd: Noodles are added once you have finished your meet to soak up the remaining broth
4th: Porridge rice is then added to soak up the final delicious dregs and to make sure you won’t move for an hour from being so full.
The meal is exciting and filled with different stages which make it a great place to go with friends. The first time I went I was confused and confounded as to what was expected of me. By the end (and with lots of help from my Korean friends) I was a convert.
As the nights are getting darker quicker and the heating is starting to be turned on, this is the perfect winter comfort food and my new firm favorite discovery while I’ve been here in Korea.
Definitely worth a visit.
If you want to find 샤브 향 (Shabu Hyeong) you can take the subway to Duryu on the green line and leave from exit 6. Walking down the main road for about 40 meters, past the cinema and KFC it will be set back from the road and probably have a parking attendant helping people park their cars.
458-49 Naedang 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu, South Korea
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To book a table you can call: 053-568-0011
Go up the stairs and you are ready to feast.
The restaurant does have tables and floor seating. You can request a table when you reserve but you can also book a room for larger groups that will have floor seating.