So tempting! Had wanted to try it ever since I smell the fragrance of the soup when I pass by!
We had the student price and considering its Japanese hot pot buffet…yes buffet!;D
The price was $20.90++ for a weekend dinner. Comparing to other Japanese restaurant serving buffet, or even normal Japanese cuisine restaurants, such a pricing should be considered reasonable and good?(:
It starts at 5.30-10.30pm, but we actually got in earlier as we were looking at the soup base menu and they invited us in.
They explained that we could help ourselves to the ready fried food before we start on our hot pot.
They had 8/9 choices of soup base to choose from, and we could choose 2.
Got some recommendations and decided on Tonkotsu Miso Broth, which has a heavier taste and Wafu Broth, which has a lighter taste.
And I really like the Tonkotsu Miso Broth! It has a rich taste of having brewed the meat bones for some time, giving the soup a sweet and fragrant taste, with the touch of miso, it’s like heavenly to me ;D
The Wafu Broth was indeed lighter in taste, more of a clear soup which is refreshing! I pretty much like that too ^^
What I didn’t like about the soup base was that it’s a little too salty in the first place before adding the ingredients. I could have drank more if it was not that salty :x
But the thick and tasty soup are really nourishing and an enjoyment
It’s free flow of drinks, pork, chicken, beef, and other seafood such as prawns, crabs, cockles etc.
There’s of cause also the side ingredients like cabbage, tofu, egg etc!
They are marinated with pepper/chilli and it still goes well in any of the soup bases.
The meat can simply be separated without the need for much tearing/chewing. There are marinated pork ribs too ;D
Not forgetting their signature rice served right after setting up the hot pot! It’s served on stick, one for each pax and they would let us know how we should eat it; dip into any of the soup, leave it for a while to absorb the taste of the soup before fetching it up to eat off the stick.
Its glutinous rice made with shrimps I think? That’s what I taste :x
It is something new and pretty interesting…quite like it just that there’s quite a strong seafood taste (if you know what I mean :x)
Last up was the desserts.
Earlier on we saw some jellies/pudding, mixed cocktails and fruits. There aren’t many desserts for selection though.
When we went for our desserts, there weren’t any jellies left, and the fruit and mixed cocktails isn’t very tempting so we gave those up. Maybe they could improve by topping up some desserts?
It’s vanilla flavoured ice cream, self-service, which was quite interesting and fun for us
Added some toppings too; chocolate sauce and chocolate chips.
We love the ice cream!;D I think it’s a type of Japanese ice cream? And it has that special taste of sweetness but not overly sweet.
Unlike vanilla ice cream we got elsewhere, I simply like how it taste ;D probably some may thought there isn’t much of a difference, but I just felt it taste special, some kind of Hokkaido ice cream taste ;P
The cold drinks section is simply those dispenser drinks, choices like ice lemon tea, coke, sprite, Fanta etc.
I would also strongly recommend the ice cream as the finale dish ;P
Satisfactory service too
Date of Visit: Dec 30, 2012
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