Some people call this the Japanese version of steamboat, with the name “shabu shabu” derived from the “swish swish” sound of cooking the meat in the pot. For fans of shabu shabu, you will be excited to know a new restaurant has opened at Clarke Quay Central. Managed by the same group who brought us Tampopo and Tarafuku, you can be assured of quality food.
This restaurant is called Shabu 29 because “29” in Japanese is read as “ni-jyu kyu” and “niku”, which also means meat. Incidentally, the 29th of each month is a specially dedicated ‘meat day’ in Japan.
If you prefer something more savoury and sweeter, opt for the sukiyaki soup. Though it is a little on the salty side (the soup is not meant to be drunk on its own), the meat slices cooked has a tastier bite and goes really well with the tofu and leafy vegetables.
Shabu 29, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-88 The Central @ Clarke Quay, Tel: +65 6327 7887
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30am–3pm, 6pm–10.30pm