Friday, September 4, 2009

Shabu Shabu Buffet @ Kuchai Lama

Very similar to the Puchong one (not sure if it's a branch). The following photo was taken at 5 mins before 6pm, don't expect this to happen if you are late !! Better early than hungry...

Eat as much as you can Shabu-Shabu a.k.a. Sa Sa Guan at rm29.80.

Three types of broth to choose from:

Miso (no no..), Tom Yam and chicken
Besides the balls, beancurd, vege, taufu, noodles...

Fresh Prawns
Mini crabbie
Meat slices (Pork, lamb and beef)
What else on the choo choo train?
Sushi (not great, really!)
Century Egg (Pei Dan) with ginger
What else? Bottomless carbonated drinks, a complete range of sauces, Fruit and Ice cream

Jalan Kuchai Maju 18, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, KL

1 comment:

Secruoser said...

I'll compare this to Shabu-Shabu Bandar Puteri Puchong by listing its pros and cons. Whether try or not you decide:

* A little spacier seating (but the shop is actually smaller).
* There are 3 soup bases (chicken,tomyam,miso)
* Free flow of ice creams, soft drinks & fruit platters.

* Obviously less variations in the food department.
* No food label (not systematic!)
* The pot takes longer to heat up (not a big problem, but still...)
* The plates and covers are not matching and handle-friendly, it's easily slipped aside when you take from the conveyor belt.
* Some of the food have no covers.
* Stingy on raw pork (extremely rare to find on the conveyor belt, you only get when you ask the waiters, and they come almost frozen...)
* Some of the food are not fresh (corn, fillet, chicken)
* Time limit 2 hours on weekends and public holidays (although most people don't eat more than 2 hours, telling people they have a time limit is rude)
* No beef and mutton.
* Overactive staffs that are rude and annoying (keep collecting empty plates although there's only 1 or 2 empty plates, put all your raw food on a single plate without asking for permission, stand there waiting for you to empty your plate to collect them)
* No ice-blended drinks / green tea.
* Carpark is harder to find, and the drivers there like to cut your carpark queue even though you're obviously waiting for the parking space.
* Last but not least, the price for buffet dinner is RM31.80 nett per pax, which is more expensive. So I'd say it's not worth it.

I'll never patronize it again, simply because there are cheaper and much better alternatives.