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Steamed Shabu Shabu
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5 from 2 votes

Steamed Shabu Shabu


  • 200-300 grams Shabu Shabu Pork Slices (Thinly sliced pork slices)
  • Few handfuls Mungbean Sprouts
  • ½ whole Onion
  • 2 Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Small piece Carrot
  • ½ whole Sweet Potato
  • Handful of Oyster Mushrooms
  • 2-3 Bok Choy
  • Small stalk of Green Onion (Optional, For Garnish)

Dipping Sauce

  • 5 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (!) Gochugaru Flakes
  • ½ teaspoon (!) Minced Garlic
  • 1 Whole Chopped Cheongyang Chili Pepper (Or ½ Chopped Jalapeno Pepper)


Prep Veggies for Steaming

  • Set aside 200-300 grams of thinly sliced pork - place the pieces on a few paper towels. Pat it down. Then wrap it in the paper towels and set it aside while we work on the veggies.
  • Cut ½ a whole onion into thin strips.
  • Slice the Shiitake Mushroom into thin slices.
  • Julienne a small piece of carrot (the size of your pinky finger) into thin slices.
  • Peel ½ a whole sweet potato and julienne it into thin slices.
  • Separate a handful of oyster mushrooms and set it aside
  • Quarter 2-3 bok choys. Wash it thoroughly and set aside.

Make Steam Basket

  • Take out a mixing bowl. Place-in a few large handfuls of mungbean sprouts. Then add-in a small handful of julienned carrots, onion slices, shiitake mushrooms, sweet potato, oyster mushrooms. Toss it together
  • Place a handful of the mixed vegetables onto a steamer basket (Don't add everything at once - we'll add a second layer). Then add the bok choy pieces on top. Followed by thin slices of pork.
  • Add the second layer. Place-on mixed veggies, bok choy and pork slices.

Steam it!

  • Pour-in a small amount of water into a large pot.
  • Once it comes to a roaring boil, carefully place in the steamer basket.
  • Place the lid on and steam it for 6 minutes. (Note: If you cut your sweet potato slightly thick, you may need 7 minutes.)

Make Dipping Sauce

  • Finely dice 1 Cheongyang chili pepper into small pieces (or ½ a Jalapeno Pepper)
  • Take out a mixing bowl and stir-together: Soy Sauce (5 Tablespoons), Vinegar (2 Tablespoons), Sugar (1 Tablespoon), Gochugaru Flakes (½ teaspoon!), Minced Garlic (½ teaspoon!) and Diced Chili Pepper pieces.

Serve Steamer Basket

  • After 6 minutes of steaming, turn heat off and carefully take-out the steam basket.
  • Place steamer directly on kitchen table. Garnish with diced green onion (optional).
  • Serve immediately with the dipping sauce.
  • Bon Appetit!