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Ari no Michi (ありの道)

Outside the Ari no Michi

Outside the Ari no Michi

Tokushima-shi, Terashima Honcho-nishi 1-47


11:00 – 24:00
* Lunchtime from 11:00 – 14:00
* Sundays and public holidays 17:00 – 23:00
* No fixed holidays

The quick and easy way to enjoy shabu shabu!¹

Have you ever thought about having shabu shabu for lunch? Well, at the Ari no Michi you can do just that, and for a reasonable price as well!

If you choose the shabu shabu lunch set, you get a plate of freshly sliced meat (pork or beef – your choice) and another with vegetables and noodles. After you finish, you are given some soup stock in a small bowl that you can make into soup using some of the water in the shabu shabu. And good news for big eaters is that you can also get free refills for rice!

Lunch Menu
・Set of the Day 735 yen
・Beef shabu shabu set lunch 1050 yen
・Pork shabu shabu set lunch 840 yen
・Sukiyaki 840 yen (see right)

The counter area for the Ari no Michi, with a sukiyaki lunch set ready to go.

The counter area for the Ari no Michi, with a sukiyaki lunch set ready to go.

Store Interior
At lunchtime everyone sits along the same counter running through the store. If you order shabu shabu, the staff bring a pot of water to boil on a hot plate on the counter in front of your seat, and you can control the temperature with a small dial. When the water in the pot comes to the boil, put in the vegetables bit by bit to cook, and then go for the meat. For the meat, all you need to do is take one slice with your chopsticks, whisk it gently through the boiling water until it looks about right, dip it in the sauce provided and eat! Just be careful not to get too carried away and eat it without cooking first.

¹ Shabu shabu is a popular type of nabe, or recipe cooked in a hot pot. Meat and vegetables are cut into bit-sized pieces in advance, and the hot pot is filled with water and brought to the boil. When the water starts to boil, you simply take what you want to eat, dip it in and let it cook. For shabu shabu, thinly sliced meat is used and dipped in slice by slice, and whisked about until ready to eat. This whisking motion is represented by the words ‘shabu shabu‘ in Japanese, which earns the recipe its name.



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