For some reason my gal has a liking for shabu shabu... and we were at Queensbay Mall, Penang.
This was where we ended up for lunch. She has been asking to go to the Grill & Shabu Shabu in Alor Setar for some time but we weren't keen. So, this time we decided to go with her choice since she has been really good at home the past week, sitting for hours at end with me and Other Half where her work is concerned.
It's got the same concept as the Grill & Shabu Shabu here, except that they seem to have more choices on the conveyor belt, including a few choices of sushi.
They use an induction cooker too which is way more convenient, faster and easier to control the heat. And it's less hot too, a great plus point. Eating is more comfortable because of it.
There are 4 choices of soup available... clear, miso, tomyam and kimchi. You get to choose 2 and we took clear and miso.
Choices... jelly fish.
Scallops... there were plenty of those. They kept coming very regularly and we didn't have to wait long for them unlike the other experience.
There were prawns too; plates after plates kept passing us but we didn't take any cos none of us felt like eating them. But they had this!!! Bamboo clam!!! It's been such a long time since I had this that I can't really remember when the last time was... probably eons ago. The rest of the stuff is the usual... sausages, fish balls, different kinds of meat, vegetables.
They have cooked stuff too but not very many choices.... the fried mee was okay, though.
Price wise... it was RM17++ for our gal and RM36++ for adult. Free flow of drinks but don't expect much cos they tasted pre-mixed. It's eat all you want or buffet style, as we were told by the waitress. With the same amount, you'd probably be able to get much better stuff if you were to do it your own. But then again, this is eating out with ambience, a view of the sea and some shopping thrown in... the fun of an outing. Oh yes! I tried a few of their sushi too - quite bland.
Would I go back again... my lil one seemed to enjoy it very much. We think it lacks the 'wow' factor to entice us back, though. But we'll never know... with the lil one pestering.....