Shabu-shabu, the Japanese version of steamboat or hot pot, is one of the meals that I look forward to during the recent rainy evenings. With so many of such restaurants mushrooming in the Klang valley, one is never short of choices! Shabuland is one of the latest player in town, occupying a spacious corner unit in the booming town of Bandar Manjalara. When it comes to hot pot, I very much prefer the shabu-shabu style due to the individual pot that we get to customize according to our own desire.
Raw ingredients on kaiten belt
To make the experience much better, the raw food at Shabuland is served on small plates on a moving kaiten belt that are easily reachable from every table. This meant no forcing yourself around in crowds to get food! Best of all, the kaiten belt was always refilled – there was never a gap noticed in between the plates.
Variety of sauces
The variety of seafood offered included scallops, prawns, bamboo clams, crab and my favourite fish meat noodles. Before we could start, we had to choose the soup of our choice – ABC soup, herbal chicken soup or tom yam. No prizes for guessing which one I went for! Add in the crabs and clams to give the soup a seafood sweetness before starting the shabu-shabu process.
Scallops and fish meat noodles
Crab makes the soup taste so good!
Of course, shabu-shabu wouldn’t be complete without the presence of sliced meat. There was a choice of either pork or beef slices that were only served upon request, to ensure freshness of the meat. I like to give the meat slice a quick swish in the bubbling hot soup, nothing more than 10 seconds, to get it to be tender and moist. It’s so addictive that we kept asking for refills!
Unlimited servings of pork slices
Besides the variety of seafood, there were the usual suspects of fish balls, meat balls, dumplings, noodles and so on. Of notable mention was the dumpling (sui kow) that was really sizable and generously packed with meat fillings.
Bubbling pot of tom yam soup
Gigantic dumpling (sui kow)
After stuffing ourselves silly with the all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu, we were craving for something cold and sweet for dessert! Thankfully, we saw the ice-cream box nearby, serving a variety of ice-cream flavours including mango, durian, chocolate and vanilla among some. That’s not all, there was another counter that served YoYo ice (yao yao ping) as well! It’s actually the first shabu-shabu restaurant that I’ve seen serving this delectable shaved ice that comes in many flavours. Eat them after the steaming hot meal and get instantly refreshed.
Unlimited beverage of choice
YoYo Ice (yao yao ping)
Comfortable and air-conditioned environment
We ate and chatted and ate again to our heart’s content. The good thing about all-you-can-eat meals is that you can eat as much as you want to or as little as you want to, whenever you feel like it! We could be chatting away with a cup of YoYo ice in hand in one minute, and swishing the sliced meat in another, all the while catching up with good friends over funny stories.
Adult – RM29.90nett
Child – RM14.90nett (height between 111cm-140cm, FREE for child’s height below 110cm)
Promotion: Buy 10 Free 1 head charge. Get the stamp card and collect 1 stamp for each person’s charge to get a free head charge after 10 stamps.
60, Jalan 8/62A, Bandar Menjalara,
Kepong, 52200 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel No: +6012-360 0550
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun (5:30 pm – 11:00 pm)