I can't cook to save my life, much to my mother's consternation ("But how will you find a husband?" she would wail fearfully). Except for fried eggs and bacon and hotdogs and some spaghetti, I really am pretty useless in the kitchen. That is why I love shabu-shabu. I can pretend like I am the best cook ever. Shabu-shabu (hot pot) restaurants are pretty popular here in Manila. I may not know how to cook, but I know how to find the best places to eat around here.