Crazy over shabu-shabu

-A A +A

Sunday, February 23, 2014


THIS wasn’t my first time there, in the same way that it wasn’t my first time in Cebu. Except that, I didn’t write about it the first time because I arrived when the food was somewhere between cooking and being consumed.

I have a confession to make: I am a shabu-shabu addict.

Make that, I was a shabu-shabu addict when there was this Taiwanese restaurant across SM City in Ecoland that served the very best shabu-shabu in town. It closed down soon after, leaving us, the shabu-shabu freaks with nothing to indulge in except when we gather enough courage to ask fellow shabu-shabu addict Mabelle L. to pretty please cook for us before we pass out from extreme withdrawal syndrome. Mabelle L. says she loves doing it, I’m just not comfortable with begging for food. Hehe.

Out there in Cebu resides another shabu-shabu addict by the name of Ganzo, and no trip to Cebu is complete without bumping into her, and so we did. Bump and eat shabu-shabu that is.

At Shabu Way in The Terraces of Ayala Center. Just the two of us.
We got the seafood supreme with additional lobster balls and scallops and vegetables.

Ganzo insisted we add one more order amid my protest that the shabu-shabu we ordered is already more than enough for two.

I even sought out the waitress’ opinion, and she gave that knowing smile in reply, as if saying, wait till you see what you have ordered…
Still, Ganzo won, we got gyoza.

What followed was an hour of eating… a seemingly endless dinner.
Still, we were happy in the only way shabu-shabu with lots of sate sauce with condiments and spices can ever make an addict happy.
But yes, I was right. The shabu-shabu itself was more than enough for two ladies to gobble and slurp on. Having a serving of gyoza made it even more than more than enough.

Burp!
I’m still wishing for that Taiwanese family to open their shabu-shabu restaurant again here in town.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 23, 2014.

Lifestyle

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!
Holy Week 2014
Marginal Lives

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 44.420

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine Lotto Results

Gamesort iconCombinations
6Digit7-2-0-8-1-6
Swertres Lotto 11AM8-9-8
Swertres Lotto 4PM4-5-2
Swertres Lotto 9PM6-0-7
EZ2 Lotto 9PM04-02

Today's front page

Sun.Star Davao front page for April 20, 2014

Other front pages

Sun.Star Jobs
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Pacman blog
  • Sinulog
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Philippine Polls
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • Pnoy
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • goodearth
  • Festivals
  • Obituary
  • ePaper
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Calamity Report
  • Habemus Papam
  • Technology