Food Battle: Shabu Shabu vs Sukiyaki
by Kieu on OCTOBER 22, 2012 in JAPAN
What is the difference between shabu shabu and sukiyaki? Let us eat.
Shabu shabu and sukiyaki are two different types of Japanese cuisine where the food is prepared and cooked table side. Both are similar in style in that both used thinly sliced meat and vegetables and are usually served with a dipping sauce. However, the similarity ends there. The method of cooking yield two completely different type of cuisine, both delicious in their own way.
Sukiyaki is cooked skillet style and offers a rich flavor, seasoned with soy sauce and sugar, while shabu shabu is like a hot pot, cooked like soup, and tends to be more savory and less sweet.
Up until now, I thought I had a favorite between the two. That all changed during our recent trip to Japan. So which is better?....