I have been busy tasting food around the city. As a part of Pune Foodiez group, we constantly meet and hangout at all of the happening restaurants in Pune, trying food and discuss about our experiences on twitter and other social media.
Last weekend, on Sunday January 12th, we were invited to Baan Tao, a for a special preview of Shabu Shabu, a Japanese Street Food, a comforting hot pot menu of their Japanese Street Food Festival.
Baan Tao is known for authentic Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Located on the second floor of Hyatt Pune, it has a beautiful ambience with cooling Zen touch to it– very relaxing and calm. I love listening to the sound of the waterfall from that magnificent waterfall wall on the other side of the restaurant. It’s absolutely wonderful.
Traditionally, Shabu Shabu is a Japanese dish featuring sliced beef boiled in hot broth. At Baan Tao, there are different varieties of Shabu Shabu to choose from.
You can opt for Non- veg platter which includes, tenderloin and chicken; a seafood platter which includes prawn, squid and fish; or even a vegetarian platter with tofu. Each dish is accompanied by mushrooms, Chinese Cabbage, Bok Choy, Celery and other exotic herbs. Different types of dipping sauces are also a part of the dish.
It’s a conversation meal. You get a big pot of boiling broth, and you can add anything you want in it. Let it cook. Dip in the sauce and savour. Sounds like fun? It is super fun!
Chef Anthony En Yuan Huang joined us at the table and gave us a demo on how to enjoy the Shabu Shabu. This dish is all about you. Personalize! You can customize your own flavor and add any ingredient the way you like it.
You can even pick your own broth; it could be chicken broth or vegetable broth– Subtle or loaded with spiciness and herbs.
Shabu Shabu is very healthy and light. It’s packed with protein and veggies, and easy on carbohydrate and fat. It’s very comforting and perfect for winter. This is a kind of meal meant to be enjoy in group.
This was the first time I felt like home in a restaurant in Pune. The smell, the flavors and the vibe are so familiar. I am definitely going back for Shabu Shabu again sometimes this month before the festival end.
We did live update, tweet and instragram the experience right from the table. The buzz stirred quite a lot of interest on twitter and instagram. A lot of people are actually going to try it this weekend. Make sure you go there and try it soon.
Shabu Shabu – Japanses Street Food Festival
Jan 15th -Jan 31st 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm
A set of Platter can be easily shared by 2 people
Veg Platter– INR 700 + TAX
Non-veg Platter– INR 800 + TAX
Seafood Platter –INR 900 + TAX
Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune
Next to Pulse Mall, Nagar Road,
Kalyani Nagar, Pune, India 411006
Phone: +91 020 4141 1234
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