SHABU Hot Pot Etiquette


Delightful in taste and enjoyable in practice, hot pot at SHABU is a unique specialty every guest must experience.  To fully embrace our hot pot offerings, here are a few details to keep in mind.

One Pot Per Guest
Each pot is personal-sized to ensure complete satisfaction and cleanliness.

Broth Selection
Choose one of four hot pot broth choices:
  • Ma-La Broth (Spicy)
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • Tomato Broth
  • Herbal Broth
Dipping Sauce
We serve a complimentary first round of three dipping sauces – oyster chili, Sha-cha, and olive garden sauce.

Food Selection (à la carte)
Each food order has a serving size of 3-4 people and is presented raw and ready-to-cook. 

Preparation Guidelines
  1. Select various meats, seafood, and vegetables from the hot pot menu for a balanced meal.
  2. Submerge the raw ingredients into the broth to cook.
  3. When preparing a combination of meat and vegetables or tofu, cook the meat first to flavor the broth quicker. **Some meats also require a longer cooking time than most vegetables.
  4. Serve yourself the cooked ingredients with dipping sauce, when ready.  **Remember to try the tasteful broth as well.
  5. If your utensils come in contact with raw meat, simply dip them into the pot for several seconds before reusing them.
  6. Have fun, savor each bite, and enjoy!  **Hot pot fares well with tea, beer, and wine.
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