What’s better than a treehouse in Japan? A restaurant in a treehouse in Japan. Why didn’t I think of that? Gajumaru is the place, shabu-shabu is the specialty. The dish’s name, しゃぶしゃぶ in Japanese, is an onomonopia of the sound it makes during preparation. (A little imagery, I just said shabu-shabu three times in a row while doing a stirring motion to get an idea of the audio.) In short, it is a meal of thinly sliced meat, veggies and tofu to be dipped in broth. The eating process is similar to chips and dip. We’re all alike after all 🙂 Consider Gajumara the newest member of my Globe Trot List. Sayonara!