I love shabu shabu style pork, and I don’t only eat them during Chinese New Year! Because of how thinly-sliced they are, the meat is always soft and tender. No tenderiser needed and very good for stir fry.
This is a popular dish you see at economical rice stalls. If you’re not familiar with ‘economical rice’, it is simply rice eaten with small portions of side dishes. You select 2-3 dishes to go with your rice and a meal of 1 meat and 2 vegetables typically cost $2.80 – $3.20. I guess they’re so named because it’s a cheap way to eat.