Tender, marbled meat sliced 1/8-inch thick and about 2 inches wide to 6 inches long. Count on 5 ounces of meat per person.
1 1-inch block of beef suet
4 pieces of baked wheat gluten (kuruma-bu) - buy online . Soak these in water before using and squeeze out the excess water.
1/2 block yakidofu (grilled tofu) - if you can't find this, buy a block of firm tofu and place it in a baking dish with some of its liquid, to keep it from sticking to the dish, and broil for a few minutes on each side until nicely browned.
1 pack of shirataki (konnyaku noodles) drained - buy online
1 negi (a Japanese leek) - if you can't obtain these, substitute 3 scallions. Negi can be purchased online . These should be sliced diagontally in 2-inch long pieces about 1/4 inch thick.
1 bunch of shungiku
About 1 cup of mushrooms of your choice: enoki, matsutake, King Trumpet, or shiitake, sliced 1/8 inch thick
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup mirin
3/4 cup soy sauce