Shabu Shabu

These cold nights call for some warm food. In my city, asian restaurants are a dime a dozen. Last night a few friends of mine went to a little gem called Tokyo Shabu Shabu.
Just in case, shabu shabu is: Hot pot dish related to the Chinese fondue and the sukiyaki. Thin slices of meat and vegetables are
boiled in a common pot, then usually dipped in sauces. (thank you internet definitions)
To my amazement two of my friends have never had Shabu Shabu?!?! What? We ordered the "special" which is basically lots of meat and veggies for two people. So we ordered two. At Shabu Shabu you get to choose the broth you would like to cook your food in. When the server said it would be 5 more dollars for spicy broth I decided to stick with water.....um, MISTAKE! Lesson learned? Never be cheap when it comes to flavor. Oscar was smart and ordered spicy broth, we kinda all took over his side. The evening consisted of very grown up conversation. We had a few topics we needed to address, the grown up part was, everyone had something to say and everyone was heard. I really enjoyed it. I have to admit it was a nice dinner, because I was actually able to pay attention. Sometimes its nice to be able to go out with friends and have dinner and know Ardo and Jerry are having daddy time. Anytime I'm not with Ardo (excluding work)I always get that much needed recharge, simple things like that make me a better mom. Once we were done being grown ups, we acted like high schoolers again, a very nice balance. You know what I notice? Whenever I get around old friends I start to act like I did the day I met them. I can't help it. And I kinda like it that way. =)

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  1. MAN I wish my hubs would branch out more with food. This looks so good but he's too 'plain' whenever we go out. :) Oh, and PS - your little (but big now) Goliath is seriously the cutest pup i've ever seen! :)

  2. Hi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Thumping Thursday.

    I've never even heard of Shabu Shabu, let alone been to one, but now I'm drooling over your pictures and descriptions. Thanks a lot!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  3. wow, food trip!~ the food looks so good. Hi just followed you, lets follow each other. thanks. nice blog!~



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