Shabu-Way opens at The Terraces-A A +A
Sunday, September 18, 2011
SHABU, good for the health? Definitely not the shabu you had in mind!
Taken from the Japanese word that means “swish” – pertaining to the motions and the sounds that come with cooking it – shabu-shabu is a kind of Japanese hot-pot cuisine in which customers get to cook their own food.
While people may raise eyebrows at having to pay to do the cooking themselves, such is the novelty behind shabu-shabu, and this concept has been popular in other countries for quite some time already.
Enjoying shabu-shabu immensely while traveling has inspired the Roa family to let Cebuanos have that experience themselves, and the very first Shabu-Way was opened in Parkmall back in 2009. With their platters and hot-pot specials becoming instant hits among the locals, a second branch was opened in Robinsons Cybergate later that year, and this month welcomed the grand opening of their third branch at The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu.
Anna Lee Roa expresses to Sun.Star Cebu their excitement over the location of their new outlet, as it will draw more customers because of the flow of people at The Terraces. Indeed, most of the restaurant is visible to mall-goers, and the sight of people having their shabu-shabu experience is something that’s sure to pique their interest.
After choosing among the platters (there’s pork, chicken, seafood and veggie), a pot of broth that’s heated over an induction cooker on the table itself. This comes with a plate of numerous food items (which vary upon the order placed) yet to be cooked, which one would have to put on the pot itself. Let simmer for a few minutes, and enjoy, along with their special sate sauce.
Apart from getting a kick out of cooking one’s own food, shabu-shabu hot-pot cuisine is also very healthy, with no oil and no MSG added.
Have your own shabu-shabu experience and visit any of Shabu-Way’s outlets today. PST
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 19, 2011.