Category: Steamboat

Volcano Shabu Shabu @ Shaftsbury Square, Cyberjaya

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.

Shabu-Shabu-Pot

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.

Shabu-Shabu-Set

Shabu-Shabu-Mix-Set

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.

Currently, Volcano Shabu Shabu is the only steamboat option in Cyberjaya and a halal one too. So there is no wonder they...

Read More »

Maple Fish Pot – Garoupa Fish Head Steamboat Restaurant @ Plaza Menjalara

Have you ever looked at a restaurant and immediately thought of eating there, even though it’s the untested new kid on the block? Well that happened to us when we stumbled upon Maple Fish Pot. And just when you think Bandar Manjalara a.k.a. steamboat town couldn’t have more steamboat restaurants.. another two new relatively new ones just popped up recently wanting to grab a share of the market.

Maple-Fish-Pot

Interior

The person behind the renovation of Maple Fish Pot (MFP) deserves a pat on the back for the idea of incorporating glass walls to create an open and inviting atmosphere. Steamboat restaurants usually gives the impression of having a tight space, feels gloomy and fitted with ugly fluorescent lights but at MFP, it’s spacious and cheerful all around.

Have you ever looked at a restaurant and immediately thought of eating there, even though it's the untested new kid on t...

Read More »

Happy City Steamboat Restaurant – Buy 1 Free 1 Live Tiger Prawns @ Kota Damansara

Based on Happy City‘s popularity and their ability to offer good value for money to steamboat lovers, it comes as no surprise to me that a new branch has opened in Kota Damansara (occupying the now defunct Dragon Gate Dim Sum) to expand their business. As a matter of fact, I had been wondering when a second branch would appear ever since my first steamboat meal at Happy City Kepong about 2 years ago.

Happy-City-Menu

Steamboat-Pot

If this is your first time hearing about Happy City, just know that it is a slightly upmarket steamboat restaurant that features live seafood in their set menus. Since most seafood like tiger prawns, clams and fish are kept in the live tanks and only served at the dining table upon order, freshness could also be guaranteed.

Steamboat-Set

Cheaper and more affordable run of the mill steamboat sets are also available (RM33 for 2 pax)

Based on Happy City's popularity and their ability to offer good value for money to steamboat lovers, it comes as no sur...

Read More »

Sumi Nabe Bincho-tan Charcoal Steamboat @ M-Avenue, Segambut

The special thing about Sumi Nabe‘s steamboat is their Bincho-tan charcoal-fired stove which they use as the restaurant’s main marketing tool. If you are wondering if it is effective, well I did dine here because of that. And the price seemed quite alright too considering it is only RM37 for a two person set. Usually it is around RM14.50 to RM18 per pax in Kepong area.

Charcoal

Here’s the imported Bincho-tan charcoal (備長炭) they use for the steamboat. It is also known as white-charcoal, produced in Japan and has great benefits like not emitting any smoke and burns longer than the usual charcoals. So it is suitable to be used in a closed and air-conditioned area. Needless to say the charcoals also contribute a good part of the sum you pay for the steamboat at Sumi Nabe.

The special thing about Sumi Nabe's steamboat is their Bincho-tan charcoal-fired stove which they use as the restaurant'...

Read More »