When the broth comes to a boil, you can dip your wagyu beef in. You don't leave it in to cook like the vegetables; you turn it over in the broth until it's cooked to your liking (rare, medium rare etc.)
You then dip it into a bowl of raw egg and eat. It was a new experience but it was delicious. The raw egg somehow enhances the wagyu flavour and makes it so tender. Watch the video below for more!
Meanwhile, you can take out the veggies and place it on your side dish to eat. We also ordered extra rice. The sukiyaki broth is a bit like a like soy sauce with something else - so after a long time of simmering it can taste extra salty.
The hosts can bring you water to dilute the broth if it gets to this stage. The accompanying teapot has more sukiyaki broth so it's a good idea to keep topping up the pot before it burns.
It's served over ice and is only slightly milky. The alcohol is light too (4%) and the strawberry makes the beverage fragrant. I highly recommend it as you'll have trouble finding it elsewhere in Melbourne!
Overall, it was a great night and we were impressed with our spontaneous decision. It's not cheap so it would be great to return to celebrate a special occasion.