We heard you like it raw. And if like Christopher you like to handle your meat, pull your pants back up and take a seat at Little Tokyo’s Shabu Shabu House.
Opened by Yoshinobu Maruyama in 1991, this 24-seat restaurant is the first shabu shabu restaurant in America. Shabu shabu is traditionally razor thin sliced beef, presented raw for you to cook in the pot of boiling water at your table.
If you’re lucky (it’s not easy waiting in line with a seemingly rabid pack of hungry, carnivorous, hairless apes), you’ll get to cook Maruyama’s carefully selected Choice Black Angus rib-eye, accompanied with a medley of noodles, rice, vegetables, tofu, and sauces.
Never had shabu shabu and need some cooking pointers? Or do you just feel like playing Russian roulette with the Viá»‡t cá»™ng? Here’s Christopher Walken cooking a chicken.