Definition of shabu-shabu in English:

shabu-shabu

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Pronunciation: /ˌʃabuːˈʃabuː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A Japanese dish of pieces of thinly sliced beef or pork cooked quickly with vegetables in boiling water and then dipped in sauce.
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    • Shaken by the first case of mad cow disease in Japan, consumers have been shunning traditional beef dishes such as shabu-shabu.
    • A popular example of nabemono is shabu-shabu, a Japanese adaptation of the Mongolian hotpot.
    • You can also get nourishing crocks of rice and salmon, and several respectable varieties of shabu-shabu (we liked the chicken meatballs), all of them cooked at the table, with glass noodles and vegetables, in a steamy silver pot.

Origin

Japanese.

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