After reading several positive reviews, I have always wanted to try this Japanese steamboat called the Suki-ya Shabu shabu. The long waited opportunity arises when Lina wanted steamboat. Her loving husband decided to we should all go have steamboat and this is one offer I won’t say no to, for the best of both my favourite steamboat and Japanese fusion in one.
The layout is really neat and clean, with tidy table settings as well as a free flow of healthy choices of steamboat or in this case, the shabu shabu ingredients.
The healthy bar isn’t impressively filled with many varieties, but the choices of ingredients clearly skewed a little towards more vegetation and fungi instead of processed meats.
They have friendly choices which are suitable for the entire family. There is lots of vegetables, assorted mushrooms, tofu, seafood tofu, and cheese stuffed tofu fish, carrots, pumpkin, taro, etc. This place does not serve pork, so pork lovers might be a little disappointed with no pork.
However, the other free flow of meat slices are beef, lamb and chicken. Solid meat for the balance and healthy combination of diet, provided consumed at the right portion of course.
There are four types of soup of which we select two from Miso, Sukiyaki, Kimuchi and Shabu shabu. The kimuchi doesn’t appeal at the beginning, but towards the end of the meal, it simply gets better and better.
The right way to eat and savour the meal is printed clearly so study while you dine and you’ll probably learn some new ways of enjoyment in this. Things like how to enhance the sweetness in your soup, as well as the sequence to eating each ingredient and how to make the perfect dipping sauces.
And help yourself with the kimchi and sushi as appetizers while waiting for the soup to come to boil. The kimchi was not great though. And I wouldn’t pay much attention to the sushi as they weren’t really impressive either. Nevertheless, they come in handy if you are starving in between cooking time.
Lastly, the free flow dessert is unlike the usual steamboat buffet where there are more than few flavours. Here is only the green tea or chocolate soft ice cream with some topping choices like chocopops and nata de coco. There is option of honey cone to go with this as well. I must say that the choices are really few for a buffet in this restaurant, but the entire meal right up to the dessert was satisfying and delectable.
The price per pax varies for lunch and dinner. Lunch would cost you RM 29.80++ where else dinner is RM 33.80 for adults. Children from 5 to 12 years old would eat at 50% off adult prices and children below 5 years old eat for free. There are ala carte dishes as well, but I reckon the steamboat buffet is sufficient for a good meal.
The Suki-ya shabu shabu is located at :
L1-16, 1 Mont Kiara Mall,
No. 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Suki-Ya @ Tokyo Street / Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lot No. : 6.24.04, Level 6
Telephone +603 2141 4272
Lot UG (4th)-12, Upper Ground Floor,
No.1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone +603 7887 3042
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