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Shabu-shabu or syabu-syabu is a relatively new variant of hotpot.  It was introduced with the opening of a specialist restaurant for this dish called "Suehiro" in Osaka. (1955)

The name shabu-shabu  is due to the swishing sound that is made when the meat is pulled back and forth in the cooking broth. Vegetables accompany the cooked meat and they are also cooked in the pot. The cooked meat and vegetables are dipped in ponzu or "goma" (sesame seed) and served with steamed white rice.

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