Shabu shabu

Yesterday, I went to my first proper Korean restaurant, which is pretty poor as we have here two months now. I have been to Japanese, Italian and Indian but not Korean.

We met up with some new friends, their son was in Gregor’s class. The boys are really good friends and have a lot in common – they even have the same birthday, so it is great that they can meet up and play. We started in the foreigner’s compound but the clubhouse wasn’t doing lunch so we headed down to the beach area for lunch.

This is our restaurant.


It is a traditional sit on the floor type.


Shabu shabu is when the food is cooked in a bubbling bowl of stock right at the table, every table had it’s own gas ring.

In go all the ingredients.


Here it is bubbling away.


Whilst it was cooking you could make rice paper rolls; you had a bowl of hot water which you softened the rice paper, then you filled it with finely chopped vegetables.


I then lost my phone as Gregor and Sebastian took it over to play games.

I liked the meal, there were mushrooms but easy to avoid. Katrine tried most of it but Gregor was less adventurous. Drinking the soup afterwards was very tasty.

Once we finished the main part the waitress came back and removed the remaining vegetables and meat and then added rice and some pumpkin which she then boiled down into a rice porridge. By this point I was well and truly stuffed, which was a shame as it was really good.

After lunch we went to the beach,

Where we got to watch kite-surfing. This photo makes it look a lot warmer than it was, there was a very chilly breeze. So we simply had to warm up with hot chocolate and brownies.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Sandra Howells
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 21:05:51

    two good days on the beach, one cool and one a little warmer – bit like summer here really! but the beach is better I think. The Korean food sound nice – was that rice pudding or still main meal? Do they do puddings? Or was that by accident that is sounds like a pudding?


  3. Esther Haydock
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 21:34:38

    Not a pudding at all, it is still cooked in the beef stock that everything else was cooked in. Rice porridge is pretty popular round here.


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