Free-Range Pork Shoulder Slices for Shabu Shabu from Hokkaido (300g)

Horizon Farms


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To provide you with a better shopping experience we are slowly welcoming additional free-range pig farmers to our pork product ranges. This product will now be from either the El Paso Ranch or Nakano Farm of Hokkaido - both from the same location, raising all-year free-range pigs without nasties. There is no difference in quality or package size. See more about the farms below.

These slices are made for the Japanese dish called Shabu-Shabu. Shabu-shabu is a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water and served with dipping sauces. 

300g of extremely thin (2mm / 5/64″) slices of pork from the shoulder roast. One of the most flavorful cuts of pork. Abundantly marbled and rich in flavor - hands down - this quality of meat is something you won't even find at a top-end Shabu Shabu restaurant in Japan. All-year free-roaming, free of antibiotics and growth-promoting hormones. This greatly improves the texture and the aroma of the pork meat. A difference you will see, smell and taste. So much that we strongly advise tasting the pork without sauces first to appreciate the quality. 

Usually, one person consumes 150g to 200g. For a family of 3, two packs are sufficient. We are also offering slices from the ribeye of pork. Give them both a try and decide who wins. The slices featured in the video below are both the ribeye and the shoulder slices.

100% real free-range and naturally raised pork from Hokkaido, Japan, probably the only place in Japan that has space for free-roaming animals. Happy as a pig in mud. Bathing in the nearby river during summer and playing around on the snowfields in winter - that's the happy life of the pigs that are raised completely free-range in the Tokachi area. And when we say free range we mean the real deal free-range. Spring, summer, autumn and winter - 24 hours, all year free-roaming. The images below are actual photos of the farms.

Free-range pork, in this case, pastured pork tastes different because it is different! The pigs are able to exercise freely and build natural muscles without the aid of growth promoters. They get to wander and forage with the herd and interact and do not suffer the same stress as intensively farmed pigs. Give it a try and taste the difference! Raising pigs free-range on open pastures is an extremely cost-intensive operation that makes free-range pork more expensive compared to conventional pork products.


Contents 1 pack
Weight 300g (10oz.)
Serves Serves 1-2

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 12h
In ice-water: approx. 30 min.
Cooking Method Shabu Shabu (Japanese hotpot)
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.



Also known as Pork Shoulder, Pork Slices, Shabu-Shabu, Nabe, Nabemono, Shabushabu
Ingredients Pork
Country of Origin Hokkaido, Japan
Cut from Shoulder
Packaging Vacuum packed

✔ Raised free-range all-year-round in the beautiful and clean hills of Tokachi, Hokkaido. They grow up healthy and happy, basking in the sun and running around freely.

✔ No factory farming! Humanely raised and treated with respect. The pigs live a much longer and happier life than other general farms.

✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!

✔ Family-run farms that manage everything from start to finish. 100% traceability from farm to fork.

✔ No gestation crates for sows. No teeth clipping or tail docking of piglets.

✔ Fed a large variety of clean, high-quality, locally sourced feed.

Pork Breed Camborough Pork
Region Tokaichi, Hokkaido, Japan
Breeding All year 100% free-range pasture-raised 
Farm / Ranch El Paso Ranch (Dorobuta Pigs)
Nakano Farm (Ezobuta Pigs)
Feeding A large variety of grains, protein sources, and vegetables such as wheat, corn, soybeans, potatoes, acorns, grass roots, walnuts, bamboo grass, and yams.
Traceability 100% fully traceable from farm to fork
Hormones Never
Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use Never

Pork Shabu Shabu Recipe Instructions

Dorobuta Shabu Shabu Shoulder Slices

We recommend defrosting the packs shortly before serving. Defrosting the thin slices over a long period of time, for example, more than 24h will make the pork fat too soft to handle. 

Dorobuta Ribeye Shabu Shabu Pork

You can optionally separate all slices ahead of time and place them on a plate at the table for a gorgeous dinner display perfect for entertaining special guests.

Dorobuta Shabu Shabu Pork Ribeye Slices

For a real Shabu Shabu experience, you will need a hot pot and a portable gas burner or hot plate for indoor use - a very common appliance in Japan. Once the water has reached boiling point reduce it to a simmer for cooking. Then add the vegetables. For high-quality meat, the broth for Shabu Shabu should be water and just a kombu seaweed. The meat and vegetables are dipped in sauce before eating. 

Dorobuta Shabu Shabu Ribeye Slices

Next, cook the pork, swishing the pieces lightly through the broth or submerging them briefly. Cook only one slice at a time, rather than trying to cook everything at once. 

Dorobuta Pork Shabu Shabu Pork Ribeye

Shabu Shabu should be enjoyed slowly like fondue, with the ingredients cooked over the course of the meal. Take the slice out of the broth once cooked - no worries if you eat slightly undercooked pork. 

Dorobuta Pork Shabu Shabu Ribeye Slices

Submerge the slice in your own small bowl of favorite sauce. The most popular sauces are Ponzu (a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine) and sesame sauce. Enjoy five-star quality Shabu Shabu at home with the whole family.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews

Translated from Japanese: I usually buy rib meat, but this time I chose meat for shabu-shabu!
I mainly use it for cold shabu-shabu. It's soft and very easy to eat! I will order again!


Translated from Japanese: It’s very delicious meat.
For shabu-shabu, I think it's a little thick, but it can be eaten refreshingly and it’s delicious.
I will order again.


Translated from Japanese: This is free-range pork that is hard to buy in Japan. Please continue to handle safe and secure products that don’t use antibiotics.


Translated from Japanese: It’s delicious.
I had shabu-shabu. My husband said it's been a while since he had such delicious meat!
I usually eat safe and delicious meat from this shop anyway and this seems to be quite delicious, as well.


Translated from Japanese: All I can say it’s delicious.
The juices are also delicious. I will order again.
No odor and easy to use!