As Dok Bua fanatics, we recently noticed a new shabu shabu joint 2 stores down. We finally decided to head to Shabu Village today after our hike in Hingham and pry ourselves away from Dok Bua. You see, we're trying to eat healthy. Don't know if we're fooling ourselves but at least there ain't much oil in the shabu shabu :)
When we got there at 6pm the place was fairly empty. There was only 1 waitress so service was slow. The menu was similar to that of Shabu Zen in Chinatown. I'm not certain, but I believe it might be a little cheaper. We got the beef sirloin, pork, chicken, fish paste, tofu, seasonal veggies, enoki mushrooms, vermicelli, and cod. We really enjoyed the meal, especially the dipping sauce of garlic, chillis, scallions, and sacha paste you add to your soy sauce.
The secret dipping sauce:
Well, I suppose shabu shabu isn't that hard to perfect. We learned from the waitress that the broth doesn't contain any MSG and is home made from chicken bones. Hey that's always a plus! (Note however that they do not have the variety of broths that they have at Shabu Zen. My favorite there, being the Kim Chee broth.)
Shabu shabu in full swing:
The thinly sliced meats:
417 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
Chomp Meter: We'll probably not be back now that the new Shabu Zen is open in Allston. They don't serve the yummy fruit shakes or different broths that are available at Shabu Zen.