After our Havaianas event at the Make Your Own Havaianas VIP and Media night, the group trooped to Parkmall to check out Anton’s restaurant, The Shabu Way. Located outside the mall, this oriental flavored treat serves shabu-shabu lovers from 10am-10pm.
Shabu Way’s California Maki
A Japanese varient of the hot pot, proprietor Anton Lee Roa‘s version of The Shabu Way involves thinly sliced meat combined with a lot of fun. You can choose your menu in platters or in single orders. I ordered dory fish, Joven had Wagyu and Yves, Klint and Eden had chicken. Maybe I’ll try their seafood platter soon.
The Shabu Way’s Vegetable Platter – you can order it ala carte or enjoy this with your set meals
Shabu Way’s Tempura Ice Cream – so good!
The Shabu Way’s Salmon Sushi
Anton Roa – not for sale
Food is cooked right in front of you. Each diner has his/her own hotpot with their own controls. You can even set the temperature yourself. But of course, that is unless you know how. Add your meat once the soup starts to boil.
Shabu-shabu directly translates to swish-shwish in Japanese which means, swish your food around the hot pot until it gets cooked. But that is optional though. Now the best part comes after the food is cooked. You get to dip your meat into the sauce before eating it with rice.
The sauce (above) is already provided on the table and so are the spices. Mix the spices into the sauce. Crack the egg open and pour the yolk. Egg whites are mixed with the soup. Egg is given if you ordered a set meal, by the way. Its P15 extra if its not.
Isn’t it healthy? Less oil. You can also experiment with the taste!
happy campers Yves, Klint and Eden
your Royal couple haha
Bill Murray asked, “What kind of restaurant makes you cook your own food?” in his movie, Lost in Translation. I say, “What kind of restaurant offers your healthy dining experience but the Shabu Way?” Quote me. Yes.
Shabu Way Restaurant is located at the Parkmall, North Reclamation, Mandaue. Find them in Facebook here.