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Enjoy Shabu - Shabu Hot Pot at Home

Updated: Jun 25, 2022

When I am thinking to have Shabu - Shabu but I don't want to go out. So, I decided to have home cooked Shabu - Shabu at my home instead. I would get up early in the next morning to go grocery shopping to get all ingredients for this menu. I found out that the most ingredients for this menu, I can get them at Asian grocery store for everything. At the same day I have this menu at the evening. It is more delicious when I cook and eat at home with my favorite family members.

Shabu - Shabu or しゃぶしゃぶ in Japaness, it is a Japanese Nabemono hotpot menu of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boil in Dashi broth, and serving with Sesame Dipping Sauce. This menu have good combination flavor from Miso paste, vegetable and bone broth, I use as our house style Shabu - Shabu.


Ingredients Portion for Dashi Broth Serving for 4 Family Members

  • 9 cups of Bone Broth, I use pork bone

  • 1 strip of Kombu Seaweed, about 3-4 inches

  • 10 Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

  • 5 tablespoons of White Miso Paste

Total 90 Minutes at least for Dashi Broth Preparation

  1. In a deep soup pot, added water into the pot and bring to boil at high heat. When the water start to bubble, then reduce heat to medium and added the pork bone. Leave it boil for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. After that took the bone out from the pot.

  2. In the same soup pot, added Kombu Seaweed, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Miso Paste. Let it simmer for 20 minutes and the Dashi Broth is ready for Shabu - Shabu.

This bone broth can be prepare ahead from the night before. Longer simmer bone broth, the most nutritions I will get from the bone. Bone broth usually will cook at least 6 - 8 hours.

Ingredients Portion for Shabu - Shabu Dippers

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds of Rib Eye, Sirloin Or Brisket Beef, sliced thinly into 1/8-inch-tick strips

  • 4 heads of Baby Bok Choy, ends trimmed and leaves separated

  • 1 head of White Cabbage, ends trimmed and leaves separated

  • 1 package of Firm Tofu, approximately 16 ounces

  • 2 packages of Thin Vermicelli Noodle, soaked in filtered water for at least 15 minutes

Shabu - Shabu Dippers Preparation

  1. Placed the meat into a serving plate

  2. Clean the vegetables and put on a big serving plate with cut 1 inch tofu and noodle. Organized the plate to make it looks good, I separated vegetable one side; tofu and noodle on another side of the plate.


Ingredients Portion for Sesame Dipping Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons of Sesame Paste or Tahini

  • 2 tablespoons of Miso Paste

  • 2 teaspoons of Mirin

  • 2 teaspoons of Rice wine Vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons of Sesame Oil

  • 1 clove of Garlic, grated or minced

Sesame Dipping Sauce Preparation

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together and use hand whisk to mixed the sauce. Pour into each sauce serving bowls.


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