I'm not at all sure what the name of the place is, I thought it was Shabu Shabu until we sat down to eat and found out that actually is the term used for how the food is cooked. But, stopping in any store and saying Shabu Shabu got us to the right place.
Within a few minutes our pot was boiling. We added a couple veggies, at which point our server noticed our awkwardness and brought over instructions...YES!!! Definitely needed!! So, we stopped with the veggies and started with the meat. Garytt was even able to do this part. The directions say to gently move the beef/pork slices side to side in the bowl (a procedure known as shabu shabu) until the meat is cooked. Then, you add veggies and add it all to a small bowl in front of you. Then, you can add one of two sauces...not sure what they were, but one tasted like a spicy ginger sauce and the other like a sweet peanut. What we actually did....added meat and veggies all at the same time then added noodles. It was very tasty! And...most importantly....I FIGURED OUT THOSE TRICKY CHOP STICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo! But, I didn't want to let go of them for fear that my fingers wouldn't get back in the right position. They did find the right position though. :)
On our way out we saw a restaurant next door that had grill plates in the center of the tables....maybe next time!!!