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This is a typical contemporary Japanese dish featuring beef.

There was the Japanese cultural belief, following Buddhist teaching, that eating meat was traditionally considered repugnant.However, in the Meiji Period- 1868-1912-, when Western cooking came into Japan and eating meat ceased to be a taboo, Sukiyaki became popular.

Beef, vegetables and tofu are put into an iron pot, seasoned with soy sauce and sugar, heated, then dipped in a raw, beaten egg and eaten.

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