Sunday, September 15, 2013

798 Shabu Shabu, Sunway Pyramid Food Review

Over at the busy mall location of Sunway Pyramid, 798 Shabu Shabu stands out from a lot of shops due to it's highly visible location from the road where it faces the row of shop lots opposite of it.
If you've never heard of shabu-shabu before, it's Japanese style hotpot where ingredients such as meat and vegetables are thrown in the hot pot to be cooked and consumed. Shabu-shabu is the sound of the boiling pot with the broth and ingredients in it cooking (that's how Japanese described it).

The place itself may not be an outdoor location of dining but it has an al fresco feel to it due to the sunshine being able to penetrate into the softly lit restaurant and a retractable awning with transparent roof on the inner part of the restaurant for those times when the sun doesn't shine that brightly.
The number 798 from the name of the restaurant signifies 7 types of meat slices, 9 types of soup base and 8 types of special sauces.

There is a large and wide variety of meat items, vegetables and noodles including some eggs spread out in a salad bar fashion for you to pick till your heart's content to add in to your hot pot:
These items include Peking Cabbage, Cheese Seafood Tofu, Crab Claws, "Boom" Beef and Pork Balls, Emperor Noodles and many more.

For me to pick out almost 1 of each of all items plus a noodle is already more than enough to fill my salad bowl which shows the vast variety of picking out your fave items:
As mentioned earlier, there are 7 types of meat slices to choose from. These are to be ordered.
They are Beef Slices, Chicken Slices, Pork Slices, Dori Fish Slices, Lamb Slices, Abalone Slices and Venison Slices.

Out of the 9 types of soups to choose from which will be served in a personal individual pot, 4 is available daily which is the Pork Bone Clear Soup:
The Tom Yam Soup:
Pepper Soup and Herbal Soup:
The other 5 types of soup are the Daily Special Soup which you'll get to order that kind of soup depending on which day of the week it is.
On Mondays, "Bak Kut Teh" Soup is available. On Tuesdays, Spicy Soup is available. Wednesdays, Kimchi Soup is up for ordering. Thursdays, Miso Soup and Fridays are Winter Melon Soup:
What about Saturdays and Sundays? Mystery!
And for sauces, they're laid out next to the salad bar for you to pick from:
The sauces that are available at 798 Shabu Shabu are Spicy & Sour Sauce, Thai '2S' Sauce, Bean Curd Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, Peanut Sesame Sauce, Chili Oil Sauce, Green Spicy Sauce and 798 Suki Sauce.

You can't go wrong much eating Shabu-Shabu except that I made a grave mistake of mixing cheese filled items into my Tom Yam base soup. Note to self, cheese and tom yam don't go well for me.

A word of caution on the 'Boom' Beef and Pork Balls, after cooking it in your hot pot, be careful biting into it as the hot soup content that seeps into the ball will spurt out and might burn your tongue!
798 Shabu Shabu has some interesting T&C that's tied to it that you should take note.
The one I've heard before is that 100g of food wastage will cost RM10. Also a plus is that children below 90cm or 7 years old eat for free while children between 90cm-140cm or below 12 years old is entitled 50% discount. Even senior citizens above 60 years old can eat for 50% discount.
You'll have to pay 1st and release the table within 100 minutes after seated where last order should be made 15 minutes before end of meal. RM30 extra charge can be added for every 30 minutes extension.

798 Shabu Shabu is located at:
OB.K6-0B.K7, Oasis Boulevard, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 P.J Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
It's opened daily where lunch at RM29.80 is available from 11am-5pm while dinner for the price of RM39.80 is available from 5pm to 11pm.


foongpc said...

What? Only given 100 minutes to eat? Or did I read wrongly?

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yup. That's what it says in the T&C. That's 1 hour and 40 minutes. I guess is to prevent the abuse of free flow abuse.