Back in San Francisco, there’s this awesome little shabu restaurant, called Shabu Club. It was one of my favorite restaurants to go to as hot shabu go hand-in-hand on cold foggy nights in the city. I loved their kobe beef and kurobota pork, they always provide a bowl of your choice of ramen or udon, and yummy veggies. Best of all, they give you this delicious shabu sauce that I became obsessed with, and it’s probably why I loved them so much.
My take on it, is below. Not sure if it’s 100%, but it’s pretty darn similar and I’m going to warn you, this stuff is addicting.
What you’ll need:
- Goma shabu sesame sauce
- Ponzu shabu sauce
- Fresh cilantro
- Dash of fish sauce
- Teaspoon of minced garlic
Put it together:
Depending on how much you’re making, you basically want equal parts shabu sesame sauce to ponzu. I basically chop up a handful of cilantro and then some, since I love cilantro. You want to chop up enough until the texture of your sauce looks like mine in the photo.
Enjoy with shabu, millefuelle shabu, or maybe…pork belly? 🤔
Hope you enjoy shabu at home! Being able to shabu in your sweats is undefeated.