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Suki Thai Shabu Shabu


Restaurants & Bars Outer Boroughs Thai

Suki Thai Shabu Shabu

dhs | | Nov 23, 2009 05:47 PM

Haven't seen a post about this place in Woodside. My wife an I have been there a couple of times and I turned a couple of friends onto the place. A little looking around says that Thai Shabu Shabu is a popular twist on its namesake at Thai places in Japan. Take boring broth and kicking up a notch or ten. Three choices of broth, from a relatively mild chicken or vegetable broth to sour and slightly spicey Tom Yam, to Esan basil broth that is supposed to be hotter but have not tried it yet. You get a plate of very nice fresh veggies (taro, squash, cabbage, spinach, mushrooms, and more plus glass noodles in small qty's) and an egg plus you can choose a standard assortment of goodies to 'dip cook' in the broth, like meat centric, or seafood centric, or mushroom centric, etc. And/Or you can pick and choose add ons from the alacarte menu. You can add some more spice from the flavor bar that has add-ons like chopped peppers, cilantro, nam pla prik, limes, roast rice powder, and more. It is a very interactive meal.

Both times we went I had the Tom Yam and it is genuinely delicious and does get better as the meal goes on. Just watch out for your mouth getting burned by the hot broth. All the veggies have been superbly fresh. Tonight we had the mushroom assortment with some assorted add-on sides. Very nice, again mushrooms all very fresh, fish balls were nice and firm with good flavor but not fishy, beef side was good but really overwhelmed by the broth. Both my wife and I give this place a thumbs up. Next time I'm going for the Esan broth.

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