Japanese fondue


Shabu Japanese Fondue

Remember the Restaurant.com certificates I have available from years ago? I redeemed one $25 to Shabu Japanese Fondue. You have to purchase at least $37.50 but that was easy to do. James and I went out for dinner last evening and this was where we went. The place was a bit short staffed but they really tried to get everyone their food which to me was good enough. The setting was dimmed, almost a nice intimate feel to it. We ordered the dinner combo for 2 with beef and pork and sides of shrimp and scallops. We opted for the miso broth, made spicy. I don’t know if you can see all the red pepper flakes floating in the pot. :)

The waiter had to make multiple trips to our table because there were so many dishes as you can see from the photos. First it was the pot so we can swish our food in, the garnish and dipping sauces, the veggies and noodles (which was awesome by the way!), meats and rice. You really do use the whole table space to place everything. It was our first time trying out fondue and we loved it! The meal was plentiful and it’s not the heavy feeling you get from eating stir fry, such as at a buffet.

First, we swished our veggies and noodles. It cooked super fast, just a few minutes depending on how soft or crunchy you want the veggies. Noodles only took a minute. The dipping sauces were a sesame sauce and a light citrusy soy sauce (yummy!). Here you had to eat slow, it is a process as you cook your food and slowly enjoy. We made our way to the meats and they were delicious too! I didn’t have more than 2 bites of the rice as there were so much food! They have a All you can eat option too but I don’t think I can do that one.

After we gobbled down everything there was, a scoop of ice cream is next and comes with the meal to cool down your mouth. I had the green tea flavor while James went for the coffee flavor. A very fitting finish to a great meal.

I loved the whole experience and would definitely go back. It is different but tastes refreshingly good. We were probably there for almost 2 hours. This is not where you want to go if you want a quick meal. Just relax and as always, enjoy! Sometimes we’re always in a rush that actually spending time doing something feels great!




Good morning World!

beautiful morning!

Happy Saturday! I couldn’t wake up at 5am this morning though I was awake enough to answer the math question on my phone and turned the alarm off. LOL Yes, I have the Timely app and it’s kind of fun when I’m really sleepy.

As I’m sitting outside typing this, there is a bit of breeze so hoping it won’t get too warm today so I can run errands. I’m going to register the girls for Ballet classes this summer so they won’t be so bored staying home. Class will only be once a week but it’s something they can look forward to. They have been asking forever. ┬áThat’s the Big Thing today.

Then last night on a whim, I bought a Groupon to a Korean restaurant! I can’t wait to go and try it out. I want some really good Korean food! So looking forward to it. What’s really funny is that I have almost $200 worth of Restaurant.com certificates I bought from years ago when they were on sale for $2- $4 each (for a value of $25) that I haven’t used. I’ve given some away to co-workers but still have some left. I could just use those but there hasn’t been any eye-catching places I want to try lately so they just sat. I love that they don’t expire and you can always trade in a certificate you had already redeemed to a specific restaurant back into a general certificate you can use for another restaurant.

Talking about food makes me hungry already. Enjoy your Saturday!



What I’m watching…

It’s almost Friday! Yippee! The kids are officially on summer break and I have a harder than usual time getting up in the morning to go to work. I can get up around 5am on the weekends, no problem. But I have to make myself get up on the weekdays. What’s wrong with this picture? I digress…

I found a great drama that I started on and am currently on episode 7. It is called “Perfect Couple” starring Wallace Huo and Tang Yan. These two are so hilarious (and gorgeous!) in here that you can’t help but laugh with and at them. So far, it’s been a really easy drama to watch – meaning nothing that requires much for a good laugh. I don’t know about you but sometimes I get tired of the really serious drama and going back to these are just the thing. I love fun dramas! I won’t spoil anything but if you want to check the first few episodes out to see if it’s your thing, head on over to Viki – Perfect Couple.


Let me know what you think. Enjoy!