Currently, Volcano Shabu Shabu is the only steamboat option in Cyberjaya and a halal one too. So there is no wonder they’re one of the busier restaurants in Shaftsbury Square.
There are three types of soup: chicken, tomyam and vegetarian. The soup’s flavor only starts to appeal towards the end of the meal when you boil the noodles with it. Each person get his/her own pot since it’s shabu shabu and there are plenty of sauces to choose from the self-service sauce bar. But despite the choices available none seemed to hit the spot for me.
Honestly speaking the food here is not cheap and the quality is nothing to shout about. The vegetables and processed food stuff taste exactly as predicted but the seafood could be a little fresher. The meats especially the beef has an unsettling odd color with an annoying piece of fat attached. Maybe I live in a steamboat town so my opinion is harsher but I truly expected better for an individual set that starts from RM18.90.
Out of the things we tried, the only one I’d truly recommend here is the prawn balls @ RM6.90, they’re tender bouncy and sweet.
In all fairness, whether it’s shabu shabu or steamboat, without pork the experience just feels lacking. I’d usually skip any halal steamboat but if it’s for a gathering where strict food requirement is a criterion, don’t discount Volcano out of the consideration.
Volcano Shabu Shabu
P3-17, Shaftsbury Square,
Tel: 03-8319 1928
Business hours: Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm