When I was kid in Taiwan, my parents used to take us to those shabu and BBQ kind of restaurant.
They all have similar names… Kariya, Coriya, Cariya, Karaya and that sort.
It is an all you can eat restaurant. There are 3 options.
For $13.99 you can order beef, pork, intestine, pork blood, etc.
The next level (I think $18) includes seafood.
The most expensive (I think $20 something) option includes higher quality beef and lamb.
The all you can eat also includes all marinated meat for BBQ and vegetables.
We think the cheapest option is enough food.
You can also choose a soup base for the shabu shabu.
Eating with Dr. P meaning we are getting the spicy soup base.
The spicy soup base is more like a Taiwanese style soup base.
While waiting for the food to arrive, we headed to the sauce bar to make our dipping sauce.
Our first bowl of dipping sauce was not good.
We didn’t know their garlic soy sauce was super sweet.
My favorite dipping sauce for spicy hot pot is simply vinegar + sesame oil + green onion + garlic.
Next to the sauce bar, there are also some cooked food.
There were soup, egg rolls, rice, and chow mein.
And they have Taiwanese minced pork rice!!
We got a bowl, and it was good!
We like the shabu shabu. I was very happy that intestine and pork blood was included.
The meat quality was decent. Vegetables were fresh.
The marinated BBQ meat wasn’t bad, but we definitely enjoyed the shabu shabu part more.
This is not a fancy restaurant. But you definitely will leave here very full.
Service was good. The waitress was very attentive, and kept checking to see if we need anything.
Was it the best shabu shabu? No. Was it the best BBQ? No.
But hey, you can get shabu shabu and BBQ at the same time for cheap!