While walking like rats in a maze at Ikea, Mama Squirrel and I were discussing whether to have fancy Japanese near the hotel or to eat our weight in Swedish meatballs at Ikea.

During the discussion, I believe we hit upon what is sure to be the dining sensation of the millennium, Shamu-shabu (© ® Patent Pending. Offer void where prohibited. (Sorry, Tennessee!)) You get all the spectacle of an aquarium show and a hibachi show all rolled (sushi-rolled?) into one. Just remember, the first six rows may be splashed. With hot oil no less.

(We ate the meatballs. And a gravad laks appetizer. And a dessert sampler. And all for less than one shabu-shabu.)

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  • June 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    at SeaWorld Orlando they have “dinner with Shamu.”


    We did it years ago when they used to do it at the rear “work tank” but they’ve now set aside what used to be a public tank and gated it off. The trainers have the whales get “up close and personal,” but they tend to try not to splash the diners. If you do go to SeaWorld and eat at most any of their restaurants make sure to try both the carrot cake and the chocolate cake. World class!

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