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SPRING SHABU SHABU BUFFET In China, there’s hot pot and in Japan, shabu shabu, where diners cook vegetables, meats, seafood, noodles and other items in tabletop bubbling vats of flavorful broth. The immense selection at this Flushing spot can seem intimidating at first—there are a dozen types of noodles and fish balls alone—but take your time to circle each station, taking in the bounty, before selecting the items you’ll cook at the the table.
For $14.95 ($10.95 during lunch), you’ll get access to vegetables (corn, bok choy, squash, cauliflower, kale, etc.) mushrooms, dumplings and the like with a choice of broths like dashi, spicy radish and pork bone. For more protein, add generous platters of fatty beef ($5), lamb ($5) or a seafood combination ($7), which includes clams, shrimp, crab and more. Combine those with a dipping sauce of your making from their vast array of choices and go to town.
Spring Shabu Shabu Buffet is located at 136-20 38th Avenue in Flushing, Queens, (718) 395-8076; springshabu.com
IN FOOD ON JAN 21, 2016 12:50 PM