What’s not to love about a hot pot? I’m not gonna lie, I love it when I am craving a healthy meal. Or when I am hungover. Or even on a hot summer evening.
Now, Kuchu Shabu has elevated the hot pot – more commonly known as shabu shabu – scene in Park City. We’re talking fresh, healthy Japanese food in a modern atmosphere.
At this newly renovated spot (with new ownership to boot) diners can cook their own meal with traditional shabu shabu (meaning “swish swish” in Japanese), or choose from the delicious selection of ramen, poke bowls or pho. Here is what we are currently loving.
The definition of fresh, these veggie loaded rolls are served with peanut sauce. Sure, these are a staple, but pay attention to the preparation. The heirloom carrots are shredded on a Microplane grater, making for a much nicer texture and a more subtle bite than those spring rolls that have big bits of carrot inside. It’s made even better by the serving of house-made sauce. The gang at Kuchu Shabu aims to do as much as they can from scratch, including the ponzu.