Shabu Shabu has the reputation of being one of the most popular foreigner foods in Korea. After this weekend, I can understand why! After hearing about a great place in downtown twice in one day, Britton and I decided it was time to see what the hype was all about. Our mission was successful; for tucked away in an alley behind the YMCA is a great shabu shabu restaurant. Upon entering, the waitress already knew what we were in search of and brought us our preliminary ingredients: fresh greens and mushrooms is a pot of tomato-y broth. She also brought us a plate of thinly sliced beef, which we were to put in the pot with the vegetables. The mixture slowly came to a boil, cooking its contents. And once finished cooking, we dished it up into our own bowls and dipped our food in wasabi and red sauce.I don't know of any word to describe the taste of shabu shabu other than simply awesome. It is a great mixture of flavors, both mild and slightly spicy, and the meal itself is very hearty. The beef tastes like eating roast beef, which is something I haven't been able to enjoy in a long time! Once we finished our vegetables and beef, they brought noodles to our table to cook in the leftover broth. Those were very tasty as well. Lastly, a very kind gentleman took a little of the broth and used it to cook some scorched rice for us. Now, this isn't burned rice, but a slightly crunchy rice that to me resembles fried rice. With all that, at 10 dollars per person, it is a very good price for a filling and quite gratifying meal. Britton and I left feeling very happy we had tried something new in Korea! And I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new Korean food to try.