Yay!! We get to have Iftar at Xiao Wei Yang again! It’ll be my Bambulo and I’s second time to dine there and first time for Maynardus and Josepha. Love to know that they love it there as well. They love the food!
What is Shabu-shabu?
It is a Japanese variant of hot pot. The name Shabu Shabu is derived from the “swish swish” sound of cooking the meat in the pot. The dish is related to sukiyaki in style, in that both use thinly sliced meat and vegetables and are usually served with dipping sauces, but it is considered to be more savory and less sweet than sukiyaki. It is considered a winter dish but is eaten year-round. (via Wikipedia)
Xiao Wei Yang Hotpot Restaurant is located in Deira, Dubai. What’s up in that restaurant? Why do we love to eat there? See, you’ll be given a large bowl of stock, like the yin-yang combo of milky-coloured, herby chicken broth, and an oily red pool of mouth-numbing chilli and garlic-infused spice. The broth is placed on a hotplate in the centre of the table, and left to boil and bubble.
You then order ingredients individually from a menu that reads like a greengrocer’s inventory, toss them in and cook until it’s ready to eat. It’s simple and riotously informal. Shove in crispy shards of fresh Chinese cabbage or a Chinese leaf called kangkong (it’s similar to spinach), until they become soft and drenched in spice.
Follow this with some velvety shiitake mushrooms and slices of lamb or chunks of crab meat sticks like what we had. There are two ways you can eat from the pot. Grazers can pick whatever their slippery chopsticks can clasp directly from the steaming concoction and slap it in the peanut, soy, coriander and chilli dipping sauce.
Sounds FUN, eh?
Frozen lamb meat
This is what I’m talkin’ about …
Yummy, yummy crab meat sticks!
My favorite shiitake mushrooms!!!
.. and this is how it looks like when everything’s all set for cooking!
LOL! Havin’ fun with chopsticks!