One major holiday down, three more to go through New Year 2015. If you haven't yet had your fill of Halloween candy, you'll have many more reasons to indulge over the holidays, whether your downfall is turkey with Portuguese sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cookies, pumpkin pie, fruitcake or eggnog.
Shabu Shabu House has the remedy for all manner of evil unleashed on your body. Under new owner Kazuyo Makita, Shabu Shabu House is now home to many a special nabe, and foodies are flocking to the restorative promise of the restaurant's Detox Special.
"My girlfriend took me here a couple of months ago and now I come here all the time," smiled Pestana, after finishing a plate of thinly-sliced meats and assorted vegetables. "It's healthy food so it's actually helping me stick to my New Year's resolution."
Since opening two years ago, this Kapiolani Boulevard restaurant has helped popularize the traditional Japanese style of cooking known as shabu shabu.
Conveniently located on Kapiolani Boulevard, Shabu Shabu House offers an assortment of fresh meats, including beef, pork, chicken, lamb and various seafood options in addition to fresh vegetables and satisfying side dishes. Customers prepare the food by submerging the thinly sliced meat or vegetables in a pot of boiling water flavored with seaweed, and swishing it back and forth several times. The term shabu shabu directly translates to “swish swish,” mimicking the sound one makes while cooking the food.