Shabu Shabu is the name of a Japanese Hot Pot dish that is cooked at your table by the diners. The dish is similar to sukiyaki in that the ingredients are cooked in a warm broth but that's where the similarity ends.
The broth used for this dish is very simple and unseasoned unlike sukiyaki which uses a broth made from dashi which is also sweetened. While sukiyaki is presented fully cooked in a traditional iron nabe pot, hot pot is prepared by the diner at their table.
The foods included for dipping can vary but common ingredients include very thinly sliced beef (cooks within a minute or two), tofu, scallions, Napa cabbage, carrots, enoki mushrooms and thick udon noodles. Shabu Shabu is also served with steamed white rice.
The cooked meat is dipped in any number of sauces but common ones include a sesame sauce made with sesame paste with a little miso and sometimes sweetened. Another common sauce is made with soy sauce and vinegar and ginger.
This is a Shabu Shabu hot pot pan filled with cooking broth.
Meat, cabbage, and scallions cooking in broth n the hot pot pan.
Typical dipping sauces served with this hot pot dish as well as steamed rice.