Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Five Reasons to Eat at Shabu-Shabu Ichiban

Say hello to Nagoya's most popular hotpot brand - Shabu-Shabu Ichiban!



Shabu Shabu Ichiban
Sometime last year, Shabu-Shabu Ichiban opened its doors at Circuit Lane, Makati. Hmm, you're probably thinking, "there are already a lot of shabu-shabu places here in Manila, who needs another one??" Well, let me tell you this - it's nothing like the ones you've seen or dined at before. I mean, there is a reason why it's the number one hotpot chain in Nagoya, Japan. ;)
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
If you haven't been to Shabu-Shabu Ichiban yet, here are five reasons why you should visit them ASAP:

1. They have TWENTY FOUR SOUP BASES to choose from.
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
Similar to most shabu-shabu restaurants, you get to pick your own soup base. But here, they don't just give you three or five choices, they actually have twenty four! Don't believe me? Let me list them all down for you: Konbu (Seaweed), Ginger, Vegetable, Plum Vegetable, Tomato, Tonkotsu, Tonkotsu Soy, Shoyu, Soy Milk, Soy Milk Sesame, Spicy Soy Milk, Soy Bean with Healthy Spice, Spicy Miso, Spicy Miso Butter, Spicy Miso Kimchi, Taiwan Ramen, Miso Taiwan Ramen, Spicy Healthy Spice, Kimchi, Tantan, Spicy Szechuan, Red Hot Szechuan, Curry, and Basil Cream.
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
The best part is, you and your friends don't have to fight over your soup base preferences since Shabu-Shabu Ichiban offers both communal and individual hot pots! For the communal hot pots, you can only choose two bases per table, so if you want solo bowls, I highly suggest reserving tables in advance :)
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
2. Enjoy UNLIMITED SHABU-SHABU for as low as Php 488.
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
Shabu-Shabu Ichiban gives you three meal sets to choose from. For Php 488 (weekday lunch) or Php 588 (weekday dinner), you can get an unlimited serving of the following: Beef Short Plate, Boston Butt (Pork Shoulder), Chicken Leg Quarter, Chicken and Pork Dumplings, Chinese Cabbage Kimchi, Vegetable Platter, Raw Egg, Udon, Japanese Rice, and Drinks!
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
But it doesn't stop there, it also comes with one serving of Fried Ice Cream, Kushikatsu (Deep-Fried Skewered Meat), or Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Wings per person! For weekends and holidays, rate is at Php 688.
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
Upgrade this set for an additional Php 200 to make everything unlimited, along with some Edamame, Shrimp Tempura, and Sushi/Sashimi Platter! Yes, unlimited tempura and sushi, guys!!
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
3. They also offer unlimited ALASKAN KING CRAB LEGS.
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
If crabs are your thing, you'll be happy to know that they also have unlimited Alaskan King Crab Legs on the menu! I'm not going to lie, it's definitely the best set of all. For Php 1,688 (weekday lunch), Php 1,788 (weekday dinner) and Php 1,888 (weekends/holidays), you can get everything I mentioned earlier - Beef Short Plate, Boston Butt (Pork Shoulder), Chicken Leg Quarter, Chicken and Pork Dumplings, Chinese Cabbage Kimchi, Vegetable Platter, Kushikatsu, Japanese-style Fried Chicken Wings, Edamame, Shrimp Tempura, Sushi/Sashimi Platter, Raw Egg, Udon, Japanese Rice, Fried Ice Cream, and Drinks - plus UNLIMITED KING CRAB LEGS!!
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
4. You don't need to stand up (aka CONVENIENT)!
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
I know this makes me sound really lazy, but there are really those times when you don't want to get up. For me, it's when there's a great flow in the conversation and you don't want to miss anything by standing up to get some food. At Shabu-Shabu Ichiban, you don't have to step away to have anything refilled. It's not a buffet type of shabu-shabu, so all you have to do is let the staff know what you want more of, and they'll bring it to you. Simple as that. It makes it so much more convenient plus it helps lessen waste since diners actually only order stuff they plan on eating (versus getting piles and piles of food they will never finish from the buffet)
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
5. They've added ASSORTED MEATBALL PLATTER to the sets!
Shabu Shabu Ichiban
As of late, they've included assorted meatballs platter to all sets so you get more bang for your buck! The more, the better, right?? So what are you waiting for? Schedule your visit to Shabu-Shabu Ichiban today! Visit them at Circuit Lane, Makati and SM Seaside City Cebu! Soon to open: Shabu-Shabu Ichiban in Banawe, Quezon City! :)
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  1. I haven't tried Shabu Shabu yet but I think this one would be awesome to try! Can you recommend which soup base to try first? :)

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  2. Wow! It's only 488 and you don't have to stand!

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