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Review: 798 Shabu-Shabu, Sunway Pyramid

>> Sunday, September 15, 2013

Overall comment: Substantial variety & comfortable ambiance. Meat is fresh & everything is free-flow ;) Intensity of soup bases could be improved. Time to enjoy your meal + fellowship is limited though...
Halal: No

One of the newer players in the Shabu-Shabu market is the 798 Shabu-Shabu Buffet Restaurant at the Orange Atrium in Sunway Pyramid. You'll spot it from afar although it's kinda hidden behind pillars & walls.

Spacious enough to fit 50 - 60 pax per time

Price per person at this buffet restaurant for lunch is RM29.80++, while for dinner, the cost is RM39.80++. It's a pretty standard price for shabu-shabu buffet, I guess, but you'll really have to eat fast as there's a time-limit (explained below).

Their menu is fairly simple, offering a selection of soup bases, a wide variety of meat & the various sauces to go with your cooked meat.

 There are 7 types of meat i.e.:
  1. Beef slices
  2. Chicken slices
  3. Pork slices
  4. Dori Fish slices
  5. Lamb slices
  6. Venison slices
  7. Abalone slices

9 types of soup bases i.e.:
  1. "Bak Kut Teh" (only on Mondays + if it's the 'mystery soup of the day')
  2. Spicy (only on Tuesdays + if it's the 'mystery soup of the day')
  3. Kimchi (only on Wednesdays + if it's the 'mystery soup of the day')
  4. Miso (only on Thursdays + if it's the 'mystery soup of the day')
  5. Winter Melon (only on Fridays + if it's the 'mystery soup of the day')
  6. Pork Bone Clear Soup
  7. Tom Yam
  8. Pepper
  9. Herbal

I personally feel that it's lacking herbs & flavour... :(

Tom Yam
Put in some lemongrass, kaffic lime leaves, onions, chilli, & lime & it'll be a tom yam with a "punch"!

Pork Bone Clear Soup
Too clear that my friend had to make his own "seaweed soup" using the soup base...hahaha...

Winter Melon
This soup felt like an in-between; it doesn't have the sweetness of the winter melon, nor does it have much Chinese herbs.

My personal point of view: Soup bases are very basic & doesn't have much flavour. You'll really need to add your own ingredients from the buffet line to get a pot of sweet & flavourful soup to go with your meat + noodles.

Customers with Aeon Reward card get additional benefits here!

As in all shabu-shabu restaurants, there are also fresh vegetable & processed meat balls are available for you to enjoy with your soup. I love picking some vegetables to add to the soup base so that the soup will be more tasty ;)

Unlike other shabu-shabu restaurants, 798 Shabu-Shabu has some terms & conditions applied. Do read up before popping by for your meal. It's similar to those steamboat buffet restaurants, but what I found rather surprising is the time to eat! I can only spend 1 hour & 20 minutes at the restaurant :( Seems like it's not too good an option for a reunion/gathering with family/friends.

Their drinks & ice-cream selection is rather limited & I won't bother much with them. It's nothing fantastic/to shout about. I still feel that the drink that we had at Plus One Shabu-Shabu is WAY better although it's not a buffet restaurant.

Here's what we had that day :)

Front: Beef; Middle: Venison; Back: Pork

Types of meat that we had
Top right clockwise: Chicken, Beef, Venison, Pork, Lamb
I think the nicest is the lamb, followed by pork & chicken. The beef is also good, but the venison was kinda tough :S

Abalone & Fish Slices
This is a rare item to find at a Shabu-Shabu buffet! :D How about having some "abalone" slices in your soup? ;)

Loads of mushrooms!

Assortment of balls...

Noodles & more

My combination of sauces as dips
The sesame & peanut sauce is pretty tasty & same goes the green chilli dip :)

At the end of the lunch meal, we were all quite stuffed. This 798 Shabu-Shabu Restaurant will certainly be a hit among family & friends after shopping or to energize themselves before going on their shopping spree!

Try it out for yourself to find out ;)

798 Shabu-Shabu Buffet Restaurant
OB.K6-K7, Sunway Pyramid
3, Jalan PJS 11/15
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: (+603) 5632 2798

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Tis the season for shabu-shabu,


Chong September 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM  

I think they are not the only one who have time limit. But then again, do they really have a counter timer for each table? Hhmm...

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