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March 30, 2013

Ganso-Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot, Rockwell Mall

Ganso-Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot is one of the latest shabu shabu franchises to hit Manila. They are known to serve high-quality beef and vegetarian menus. 
Ganso-Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot Power Plant Mall
About the franchise
Shabuway started when Eiichi Mochizuki & Koji Kikura opened their first shabu-shabu restaurant in San Mateo, California. The name "Shabu" - "Way" was made up from the phrase "The road to shabu-shabu for shabu-shabu lovers". They have branches in Mountain View, San Jose California and recently the Philippines.

Interior
Like the modern minimalist interior of Shabuway but I do find their tables quite small. So when you order, you really have cook almost all of it at once since you only have room for few plates. 
Inside Ganso-Shabuway Power Plant Mall
Every table has its own electric stove. Each table can accommodate two people. All tables are rectangles, convenient to make long tables for large groups. 
Electric Stove
You can opt for the counter table, which offers your own personal hotpot.
Counter tables - Personal Hot Pot
Food
You have only two options for soups/broths, Traditional Seaweed Broth or Spicy Miso Broth. We ordered half of both.
Ganso-Shabuway Hot Pot
For vegetables you also have two options, Set A with Nappa Cabbage, Carrot, Spinach, Enoki Mushroom & Tofu or Set B with Nappa Cabbage, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Pumpkin, Spinach, Asparagus, Shimeji Mushroom & Tofu. No need to order vegetables if you order their shabu shabu sets. It comes with Set A, upgradable to Set B for additional price. 
Vegetables Set B
Shabuway serves two sauces, Ponzu Sauce (sweet & sour) and Sesame Sauce.
Sesami Sauce and Ponzu
You can make your own sauce combinations with condiments like green onions, carrots and garlic. But for any shabu shabu I strongly suggest ponzu sauce with tons of garlic. 
Sauce Condiments
More sauces which I forgot to ask what, I think their chili sauce. 
Chili Sauce?
On their menu we ordered Set D with 500g USDA Meyer Natural Angus Beef costing Php2,045. They also offer Kobe Beef which is more expensive.
Ganso Shabuway Menu
Ganso Shabuway Set Menus
Angus Beef
Since my parents don't eat beef, we ordered Pork.
Pork
They offer Mochiko products for their desserts.
Mochiko in Ganso Shabuway
Overall
Quality of beef is great compared to other shabu shabu, but taste not to confuse with texture and qualty is almost if not same. Maybe depends on what you put in your broth. Another plus side specially if you're not used to shabu shabu is that they have a very simple menu unlike those of chinese shabu-shabus. But personally I still prefer chinese shabu shabu like David's in Chinatown.

I'm not really fond of shabu shabu's so I can't really say more about the taste. I just love eating quality beef with lots of garlic filled ponzu and mouthful of rice. So if beef is what you're after then Ganso-Shabuway is the way to go. 
Cooking Shabu Shabu
Ganso-Shabuway Price per Person:
P500-P800

How to get to Ganso-Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot Rockwell Branch:
G/F Power Plant Mall, Amorsolo Dr., Poblacion, Makati


Ganso-Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot Rockwell Branch Contact Information:
Ganso-Shabuway - Rockwell / Power Plant Mall - (02) 822-4864
Website: Shabuway Official Website
Facebook: Ganso-Shabuway Official Facebook Page
Other Branches
Ganso-Shabuway - Greenbelt 5 - (02) 903-6763
     2/F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St., Legazpi Village, Makati
Ganso-Shabuway - Alabang Town Center - (02) 552-3778
     Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa
Ganso-Shabuway - Shangri-la Plaza Mall - (0917) 873-1640
     5/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Blvd cor EDSA, Wack Wack, Mandaluyong

What time does Ganso-Shabuway Rockwell Open:
Mon to Thurs 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM


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