Blog Revamping

Hello... I'm in the midst of revamping my blog to make my life a little easier. So do not be alarmed as work is still under construction.

16 Oct 2012

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Review: Nagomi Shabu-Shabu @ Menara Hap Seng


'Twas a Friday evening and we're stuck at Menara Hap Seng due to the crazy traffic. To wait off, we decided to find a place to eat in the building. The thing about the eateries in this place is, they're usually packed during lunch hours on weekdays but come evening, things can be pretty quiet which is perfect.

Got Capt'n Hook to checked out the menu at Nagomi Shabu-shabu and Sushi Bar and he's game to try this out since I've been there before. It will also be BoiBoi's first experience having to cook his own food heh.

As I'm aware that the individual portion can be quite daunting for a small eater, so we ordered two sets (RM15 each) which came with your choice of soup that came in individual pot and a plate of vegetables that contains a raw egg, a portion of noodles (choice of ramen and udon) silken tofu, shitake mushrooms, spring onions, carrot slices, leeks and half a head of cabbage. Capt'n Hook asked for the Nagomi signature soup which I find it to be a better choice than the chicken soup that BoiBoi had asked for. The pot are placed on induction cooker which is good as you can control the heat yourself and won't generate extra heat other than the boiling soup in the cast iron pot.

Starter Set (RM15)

We have platters of ribeye (RM18 for 150g) and chicken (RM10 for 150g) that have a portion of minced meat with a cracked quail egg in the centre where the waitress will mix them up and form 2 meatballs as seen here. 2 portions of enoki mushrooms (RM3 each) as they have ran out of oyster mushrooms.

Ribeye (150g @ RM18)

Chicken (150g @ RM10)

Enoki (RM3)

Am sure you would think how come we've ordered so little but seriously they're more than enough for the 3 of us. We chucked in the vegetables then swish our meat with our chopsticks, chuck onto the dips and slurp the noodles up. BoiBoi had fun removing the food his pair of chopsticks, a skill that he had only recently picked up, until he really had had enough of the food. There are 3 types of dips served namely peanut, chilli and soy sauce. Loved the tangy chilli sauce and the peanut sauce as well but can a bit cloying when one is full.


Bowl of goodness

Our meal with 2 cups of refillable ocha (RM2.50 each) and one glass of orange juice (RM9, freshly squeezed) plus 5% Government tax and 10% service charge came up to RM89.70.

Nagomi Shabu-shabu and Sushi Bar
Suite 1-19, 1st Floor, The Podium
Menara Hap Seng (Formerly Mui Plaza)
Jalan P. Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 2141 6332

There are branches at Jaya33 and Hartamas Shopping Centre.


J said...

Mmmm... I like Nagomi. :)

Well, it's not as fun as the traditional hot and stuffy steamboat restaurant with lots of ppl sharing but the different soup bases there are pretty yummy!

thule a.k.a leo said...

Shabu0shabu that I like is in Puchong.. but I kinda forget its name! Will try to visit it again next time

worldwindows said...

I like these Japanese fare esp on a rainy day.

mr. pineapple man said...

looks delicious! the dipping sauces look so good~

Ciki said...

shabu shabu.. shabu shabu... u spose to chant it laidat.. when u cook the food in the hot water.. shabu shabu... *trance like stare* LOL

Babe_KL said...

J, i agree, even my vegetarian colleague can join us :p

leo, puchong too far for us ler :(

world windows ;-) but sitting inside aircon oso ok actually hehe

yeah mr pineapple man, thanks for coming

c&c, yohhh next time dun do that in front of my boiboi else he follow hahaha

Unknown said...

I like Nagomi Shabu Shabu too! Normally i will order ribeye and salmon with the starter set to share with my fren if we go only 2 person.
The nagomi soup is my first choice..

The peanut sauce you mention is actually goma sauce (sesame sauce). Japanese shabu shabu only have 2 types of sauce: goma sauce and ponzu sauce(Japanese vinegar). The chili sauce they have here is because want to suit Malaysian's taste..

Nagomi Hap Seng now not only serve shabu shabu.. they also have new set meal for lunch and dinner... and i heard that their Jaya33 is renovated now to launch a new concept of Japanese restaurant.. check it out...