Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shabu One 鼎旺 @ Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Bukit Bintang, KL

#1 Shabu One's Entrance 

Upon the purchase of the deal from Groupon at RM19.90, I get to sample the steamboat buffet at Shabu One which is worth RM30.80.

#2 Inviting Setting at Shabu One 

The modern furniture here is all in bright colors, but the dining utensils are in black. It looks really presentable but it kinda gives me a creep because I’d never know how ‘clean’ it is.

Shabu One offers delicious recipes to guide you on making the ultimate sauce: 

  • Shabu One Special Signature Sauce (鼎旺至尊酱): Highly recommended! 
  • Spicy Sauce (脆辣酱) 
  • Passion Fruit Sauce (香果酱) 
  • Drunk Sauce (醉仙酱) 
  • Preserved Beancurd with Garlic Sauce (腐乳葱香酱) 
  • Traditional Sauce (传统酱料) 
  • Szechuan Sauce (四川酱料) 
  • Pepper Sauce (椒麻酱) 

#3 Chicken VS Tom Yam

The restaurant serves 4 types of steamboat broth; Tom Yam, Chicken Soup, Herbal Soup and Mah Lat (Hot Spicy) Soup. We select the usual chicken soup and tom yam. The chicken soup is more like chicken stock soup while the tom yam soup is more of spiciness than being spicy sour.

#4 Processed Food Stuff

The steamboat buffet line consists of mainly meatballs, fishballs, bean curds, sausages and all kinds of processed meat. Among all, I love the fish noodle the most, which is fresh unlike other frozen ones.

#5 Neatly Arranged Ingredients

#6 Colorful Vegetables

On the healthy side, they offer varieties of greens but to my disappointment they’re not fresh enough, especially those in purple! I'd want to go for the really green ones only.

#7 Buffet Bar of Vegetables

#8 Plates of Crabs

I pick some crab--- only skinny legs are available. 
But then again I have to give it a pass no matter how cooked it is done.

#9 Seafood

Along the long counter in the middle where the steamboat ingredients are placed, the clams and shells are nicely arranged. Many have commented that their food stuff is fresh, but I experience a total different thing the other day. Well, perhaps that's a mere bad luck for me. 

#10 The Squid Family

#11 The Clams and Cockles 

#12 Quail Eggs 

Quail eggs are my favourite during steamboat, despite of its high content of cholesterol. I believe this mighty one can be used to make the broth better in taste. 

 #13 Taiwan Kimchi 

Basically they have separate sections for:
  • Raw vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, bean sprout, enoki mushroom, lettuce and lotus root
  • All type of fish balls, dumplings and crab sticks
  • Poultry--- beef and chicken fillets
  • Fresh seafood--- fish, mussels, eels, crabs, prawns, squids, cockles and scallops
  • And... they also offer a few varieties of pre-prepared food mainly of Chinese and Taiwanese styles. Some of them are good, and in fact taste better than the steamboat itself!
#14 Minced Meat in Soy Sauce

#15 Long Jing Tea Eggs 

I didn’t sample the Chinese-styled tea eggs despite of the strong herbal aroma from the broth, but I’ve tried some not-so-fresh curry fish balls.

#16 Curry Fish Balls

#17 Crispy Mini Buns

#18 Crispy Mini Bun in Half

This bun has a really crispy skin on the outside, and fluffy inside. It looks quite interesting for me, but still a few is fine, else I’d be bloated. Best served while hot.

#19 Honey Roasted Chicken Wings

To my surprise, this is awesomely good, with all the flavours absorbed into the bird. It tastes like some Halal Chinese Pork Char Siew! I’d wish to take another piece but it runs out fast without anyone replenishing this dish.

#20 Noodles

Here are the Assorted Noodles;  There are lots of assortments but people rarely touch this no matter how much one loves eating noodles.

#21 Assorted Ice Cream 

Vanilla with chocolate chips tops my list, while other flavours include coffee, strawberry vanilla, honey dew, chocolate and sweet corn. This is the only thing that I want to keep having, amongst all the food at Shabu One.

#22 Taiwanese Ai Yu Jelly

#23 Konnyaku Jelly

#24 Grass Jelly in Bowl

#25 Coconut Pudding

#26 Mango Pudding

1. Steamboat is just a steamboat after all; nothing much to emphasize on.
2. The bright side is that, the staff replenishes the food quickly, with new stuff especially on the pre-prepared food section.
3. It may not be the best steamboat but it’s a bargain for students and family so that kids can happily choose what they love.

Shabu One Steamboat Buffet 
T-18-22, Third Floor, 
Lot 10 shopping Centre, 
50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603-2145 9933
Business Hours: 11.00am – 11.00pm


  1. I usually have steamboat at home during CNY, that's the easiest to prepare. I like your comment :steamboat is just steamboat after all. HEhehhe.

  2. the most important of steamboat is the "freshness" + soup + sauce..
    that make it difference..
    the groupon deal is a good deal..
    so many things to eat..

  3. I havent tried steamboat yet... i might try it one day with my lovey dovey :)

  4. It was pretty packed when we were in Lot 10 some weeks ago. The smell of the soups was quite strong as we could smell it on almost all floors:(

  5. RM19.90 is about the same price we pay for the buffet steamboat here...but this one has a whole lot of things, definitely a whole lot nicer...definitely worth it but at the original price of RM30+, I think I would give it a miss.

  6. It's been a while since I had steamboat, but I don't know why I'm thinking of the Japanese version of it. Agreed with SmittenbyFood; would rather have it at home when you can choose the ingredients that you want. =D

    Oh, you should've tasted the Long Jing tea eggs; it's yummy. It may have a strong aroma of the herbs, but it still has the taste of an egg for me.

  7. This restaurant joined a lot of deal site, it's been going on for quite some time. Even without deal, it's somewhere RM20 if you have student card as well. I think it was just okay okay (:

  8. I felt that their price abit tricky.. somes day go on RM30nett per person!


  10. "This is Uncle Rain dropping by
    To see what's new Fish will supply
    This time steamboat at Shabu One
    'Steamboating' is enjoyable and fun

    I myself love steamboat buffet
    All at home almost every festive day
    I might go out for a steamboat meal
    But on a discount for a better deal"

  11. Gosh I'm hungry now! Great photos again!

  12. So this place just so so for steamboat? Hmm, I don't like it if the raw seafood are not fresh...

  13. But I want the tea eggs, the crispy mini buns and the ice cream! Haha!

  14. Yum! Love the glistening diamante jelly.

  15. More food? Wow, did I miss a lot while I was away? Hahaha! Just back from a blogging trip in Malaysia. I'll be back for more....

  16. ooo, i like quail eggs too! and ya, this place looks nice for a family dinner actually :D

  17. I love the seafood corner! seafood always my love! xD

  18. 30 bucks for this is actually not thaaaat bad lah considering that I can see some of the stuffs provided are not cheap Awana Genting outdoor activities

  19. The dessert presentation looks great but not sure about the taste by way I would like to try this sometime :) are they halal food?? and the steamboat walaooooo!!! so many one woooor hahahaha..

  20. sounds great...wanna try soon
    btw..thanks for stopping by & the dal gravy sure tastes spicy but not hot..
    do giv a try..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  21. awww why penang dont have that much of shabu shabu! TT

  22. The restaurant look good, variety of food and desserts too. Thanks for sharing it.

  23. U can't eat much, not worthy if u go for buffet or "eat all you can" :P

  24. how I wish I can eat them all :) looks very yummy, but maybe too much for me, love shabu shabu too.

  25. haha, i've been there once like 3 years ago, and that's it the first and the last time ever!! :D

  26. you make me feel like wanna eat steamboat so much >.<

  27. i prefer BBQ Steamboat, at least not so boring... ^_^

  28. Gosh, my my my!!!! What a great spread of food and I am drooling all the way. You bet this is my kind of food and am loving it so much.

  29. So many different things to choose from, looks good. I'd have gone for those wings, they look so good!

  30. i love steam boats but nothing beats home-cooked ones. :)

  31. It seems like there are some really affordable prices here. I would love to try the chicken wings as they are a great colour and I'm sure they would be full of flavour. Interesting how no one tries the noodles! I love noodles and I'm sure I would have chosen some xx

  32. Quail Eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MINI BUNS! LOL I WANT!

  33. never ever try this shop! there are cockroach around! worst the cockroach even crawl up to our table and eat our food! yucks!! and the food are not fresh at all..even all the bowls and plates are not clean!! never go and try!

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