JBBQ & Shabu Shabu introduces American diners to two other healthy & popular ways in which the Japanese enjoy their fine meats, vegetables, & noodles.
Japanese chefs are often praised, & rightly so, for their many refined cooking techniques which elevate ingredients to world-class appeal. Most famous among Japanese cooking techniques is the art of “sushi” preparation. Eaters worldwide agree that enjoying fish & shellfish sushi-style is divine. But what happens to all the other fine foods grown & prepared in Japan that are not lucky enough to be served as part of a sushi meal?
The first cooking technique is the ancient one: grilling food right at the dinner table. Different than “hibachi” where a chef cooks on a big, rectangular griddle, this is where meats (mostly marinated) & vegetables are cooked by diners themselves on a grill surface over charcoal-aided flame. Once cooked to your favorite level of doneness, the grilled food is usually dipped in a variety of sauces. Draft beers, sake, & soju pair exceptionally well in this “yakiniku” style of cooking, as it is called in Japanese. This set-up may also remind diners of the Korean-style in-table barbecue grills (widely known as KBBQ). It would be fair to say that this is the Japanese equivalent & hence our name, JBBQ!
The other way to showcase quality ingredients is to simply add the fresh, uncooked ingredients for a brief time in a hot pot of a flavored broth of your choosing. “Shabu Shabu” literally means “swish swish” in Japanese & it cleverly describes the action of a diner using a small netted ladle or chopsticks to quickly cook foods (usually under 30 seconds) & then dip into sauces. You’ll be surprised how well this showcases the flavors of the thin-sliced meats, vegetables, & noodles you choose.
At JBBQ & Shabu Shabu, we give you the tools & the setup you need to try the freshest ingredients, minimally-processed, & all cooked without unnecessary cooking oils & fats. Our menu is offered all-you-can-eat (AYCE) all-day with few limitations. Choose just the JBBQ AYCE, or just the Shabu Shabu AYCE, or have both AYCE! We also have discount pricing for Children Under 5ft & Under 3ft.
At weekday Lunch time, we also offer set combo lunch meals designed for quicker service if requested.
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Bay Shore | Smithtown
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
This place was delicious!! The waiters were so attentive, friendly and fun. The food was delicious. It was a fun experience all around, something different! They gave complimentary sake bombs. We really enjoyed the food there was plenty to choose from and they brought more as requested very quickly. Drinks were fun and good too!