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Trying to understand shabu shabu [Moved from LA]

bite bite | Mar 3, 200709:56 AM     30

Have only tried it once at a restaurant around the NuArt. Enjoyed the hands-on aspect but taste-wise the meal was kind of of boring -- do-it-yourself-boiled meat-and-veg. Basically got a pot of boiling water with a bit of oil and maybe some scallions and a plate of meat and veg on the side to put in. A couple sauces on the side added a bit of flavor but not much. Sure the food was freshly boiled as I did it myself -- but is there more to it?

This is not a shabu-bashing post. The food obviously has a lot of fans so thinking there's something I'm missing. Just want to figure out what. Please help.

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