1 pound thinly sliced beef * It tastes better if the beef slices are very thin.
A handful of shirataki noodles (made from yam cakes) or cellophane noodles
7-8 shiitake mushrooms
1 block enoki mushrooms
1 medium negi
1/2 Chinese cabbage
1 yaki-dofu (grilled tofu) or firm tofu
For sukiyaki sauce:
1/3 cup soy sauce / 3 TBS sake (Japanese rice wine) / 5 tbsps sugar / 3/4 cup water
For dipping: 4 eggs - optional
Cut all ingredients into bite-sized pieces. Arrange all ingredients on a large plate and place the plate at the table. Mix soy sauce, sake, sugar, and water to make sukiyaki sauce. Set an electric pan or a skillet at the table.
After this point, everything is done at the table as you eat. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry some beef slices, then pour sukiyaki sauce in the pan. Add other ingredients when the sauce starts to boil. Simmer until all ingredients are softened. Dip the cooked sukiyaki into the raw, beaten eggs and begin to eat. As the liquid boils away, add more sukiyaki sauce. Setsuko Yoshizuka