I’m partial towards steamboats which i seldom crave except for some very rare occasion which i relish on the fish balls and tom yam broth. So, it is no surprise that i’m not much of a fan of steamboat buffets.
I’m a small eater so buffet is really not my thing. In addition, i have this paranoia that ingredients from steamboat buffets are mostly not fresh.
It was only on mom’s insistent that we visited Shabu One Steamboat Buffet at Lot 10 Shopping Centre.
Shabu One is extremely spacious with a long counter in the middle where the steamboat ingredients are placed. The ingredients are surprisingly fresh, clean and nicely arranged.
There’s a section for raw vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, bean sprout, enoki mushroom, lettuce, lotus root and etc, a section for all type of fish balls, dumplings, crab sticks and such, a section for poultry – beef and chicken fillets and another section for fresh seafood. The seafood consists of fish, mussels, eels, crabs, prawns, squids, cockles, scallop and more. They are placed on ice and dry ice to keep it cool and fresh. It’s almost like a wet market in here.
The the front of the shop is a self-serving drinks counter where you get your own soya milk, Chinese tea or ice lemon tea. There is also a small stall set up near the entrance where you can make you own concoction of sauces.
At the back of the restaurant is a counter full of noodles of different variety and also eggs. Go to the end and you’ll find desserts and fruits. At the left side of the restaurants are a small selection of cooked dishes such as Taiwanese Kimchi, Curry Chicken, Herbal Soup and much more.
I’m sorry for the lack of photos.
There’s nothing spectacular about Shabu One (steamboat is just steamboat) other than the wide variety of ingredients. I find the beef fillets not the best – it was really hard to chew. The crab is rather small, enoki mushroom not very fresh but everything else was ok. The staffs manage to keep everything well stocked.
The restaurant serves 4 types of steamboat broth; tom yam soup, chicken soup, herbal soup and mah lat (hot spicy) soup. We selected the usual chicken soup and tom yam. The chicken soup was tasteless while the tom yam soup was not too great. Well, there was a bowl of MSG at the sauce counter which would come handy LOL.
The dessert were not very appetizing. It looked as though it has been sitting there for quite sometime gathering dust. The Taiwanese jelly that we tried was terrible. The fruits section was just as bad. The fruits doesn’t look fresh especially the watermelon which was just a slight pink color rather than juicy red.
The pre-prepared dishes was nice. The curry chicken was good but everything is already cold so it’s a bit of a downer.
I think we enjoyed the ice cream the most LOL.
Not my cup of tea and not the best food around but it’s a bargain for students and great for family outing where the kids could have fun picking their own ingredients.
Family’s Day Special (Every Sunday except Public Holiday and Eve)
2 Adults + 2 Children – RM51.99+
Students & Air Cabin Crew Special (Daily except Public Holidays and Eve)
Any meal periods – RM19.99+ (must produce valid ID)
Member’s Special (Monday to Friday except Public Holidays and Eve)
Any meal periods – RM20.99+
Lunch (11.00am – 3.00pm): Adult – RM25.99+, Children – RM12.99+
Afternoon (3.00pm – 5.30pm): Adult – RM20.99+, Children – RM12.99+
Dinner (6.00pm – 11.00pm): Adult – RM25.99+, Children – RM12.99+
* Service charge of 10% applicable (no government tax)
** Customer would be charged accordingly for any excess food on the table which weighs above 500g
Shabu One Steamboat Buffet
T-18-22, Third Floor,
Lot 10 shopping Centre,
50, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Business hour: 11.00am – 11.00pm
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