Broth Shabu Shabu Review


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Broth Shabu Shabu’s assortment of the different foods you can eat in your hot pot.

by Jake Harris, Staff Writer

If you’re looking to splurge on a quality Japanese hot pot place,  BROTH Shabu Shabu is the place for you. BROTH Shabu Shabu is located in Cerritos and was established in 2017 with the purpose of “sharing our love for food with the City of Cerritos and the surrounding communities.” 

If you are unfamiliar with what shabu-shabu is, it is a Japanese nabemono hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water and served with dipping sauces. The name was created from the sound “swish swish” that is made when the ingredients are stirred in the pot. Although the price may seem expensive, for shabu-shabu it is a very good price, and on top of that, the food is all-you-can-eat, which is an amazing deal that you don’t typically see. Going for lunch rather than dinner is the best alternative because it is basically the same experience for a cheaper price where you only miss out on a few meat options that are not necessary for the best meal.

When you get to the restaurant, you first order your type of broth to cook everything in and then pick a few meats to eat. For someone who is new to shabu-shabu, the original house broth is recommended because it is delicious for everyone, but a house favorite is the spicy miso broth. One of the best meats is the beef toro, however, when you are eating to get your money’s worth all the meat starts to taste the same, except for the chicken (which is not recommended at any type of shabu-shabu place). Additionally, you can also order appetizers, and a must have is the soy glazed chicken karaage; it is so tasty. As you wait for the broth to boil and for the meat to come out, in the center of the restaurant there is a salad bar type display containing different vegetables, fish, and noodles you can also put in your broth. There are also different sauces you can dip your meat in for your personal preference.  

This restaurant is a favorite for the citizens of Cerritos and it is constantly busy for those who want to eat their hearts out. It is located at 11221 183RD STREET, CERRITOS, CA 90703, and is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11:30AM to 10:00PM and Friday to Saturday from 11:30AM to 11:00PM. It is not for a casual dining experience and is a place you have to be very hungry to go to in order to get your money’s worth. There are so many options that even picky eaters and people trying shabu-shabu for the first time can find something to enjoy from the vast array of food.