This shabu shabu experience took place in Hongdae last week. For 9000w each ($10US) four of us had a huge plate of thinly sliced beef and vegetables to cook. The price also included a cabbage coleslaw appetizer and iced green tea (very refreshing) was included too. Let's stop talking and move onto the food!
This restaurant had a relaxing atmosphere with each table having a burner placed in the middle:
Here is our appetizer, pretty tasty and well proportioned with the right amount of dressing:
Here's the massive plate of meat and vegetables I was talking about. There's something here for everyone. The beef was thinly sliced like how it is prepared for Vietnamese pho noodle soup. Now, because I was so hungry and eating away, I totally forgot to take a picture of the cooked food in my bowl. You know that's a good sign when Gdog is distracted from taking pictures of his own food.
After we consumed everything, there was more to come. You get a choice of noodles or rice as a finisher to your meal. We opted for the rice or option and here the server came back with a plate full of rice, seaweed, a raw egg all on a plate. This was dumped into our pot of remaining broth and stirred up quickly to cook. Watch out, because some of the guys are a bit aggressive when stirring and rice went flying everywhere--awesome!
The end result..."jook" in Korean (it's the same in Cantonese) or congee to some. This was an awesome way to finish our meal. We couldn't even finish it all. What a concept huh? Another meal to end a meal...
This restaurant (if my pronunciation is correct, called "toh-rom") we went to was located in Hongdae, about 50 meters to the left of California Sushi. For the price, quality of ingredients, and the feeling of having a tasty, healthy, and satisfying meal, we will be going back for more (or you can experience hot pot delivery)!