A few years ago, shortly after the earthquake in Japan my brother-in-law was sent to Japan to recover some equipment for his boss's company. The Japanese employees greeted them at Tokyo and then headed north to the job site.
After arriving the site, the Japanese men took put for dinner, too the Americans' surprise they sat down in front several large cooking bowls. "Guess what for dinner?" asked they Japanese host very proudly. My brother-in-law answered for everyone," Shabu-shabu?". Their Japanese host was very happy that he had chosen a dish that Americans had recognized. Of course, most Americans never heard, Shabu-shabu a Japanese soup. However, some have heard of Sukiyaki which the photo above look like. My brother-in-law later explained - to the other Americans -that was familiar with the dish because his wife's family served it to him, once!