Continuing with my steamboat craze, the recently opened Plus One Shabu Shabu at 1 Utama New Wing caught my attention. This non-halal steamboat outlet offers 8 kinds of soup; Pork, Sichuan Beef and Chinese Herb priced at RM8 per pot, meanwhile the rest such as Coriander & Perserved Egg, Chiu Chow, Thai Tomyum, Fish, Corn & Carrot, White Fungus Papaya and Japanese Miso are priced at RM6 per pot. However, soup is complimentary if you opt for their set which I will be explaining further later on.
Drinks such as Iced Lemon Tea, Mango and Orange Juice are free flow. Appetizers were also served free flow and it came in three varieties. The spicy marinated 'Big Head Sprouts' was not too bad. I have no idea what it is called in English so someone please enlighten me. I always find it much nicer in texture as compared to their tiny cousin, the beansprout aka taugeh.
Now, back to the soup. Similar to the Ketam Steamboat I posted earlier, this place also offer one-per-pot concept. I do not mind at all, cos with so many variety of soup to choose from, this way, I get to try more variety. My Pork soup was recommended in their menu. I was fascinated when I saw a big piece of pork bone simmering in my pot of soup full of corns, red dates, wolfberries as well as slices of radishs and carrots. With so many ingredients inside, how not to be sweet?
The price is pretty reasonable for the ala carte dishes here and I was happy cos I spotted pork stomach in the menu!! I opted for the Pork Loin Set priced at RM28. It came with a plate of mixed set and a plate of pork loin. Quite a lot for one person and it consists of prawns, fried beancurd sheet, fishballs, fish fillets, chicken, enoki mushrooms, pumpkins, chinese cabbage and Yee Mee.
The serving of pork loin was quite generous too. Really worth getting the set as I saw from the menu if i order it separately, the mixed set costs RM19 whereas a plate of pork loin costs RM18. A total of RM37 whereas I just paid for RM28 for my set.
We decided to order a few of their recommended homemade meat balls. No regrets as they were really good. You can see that it is freshly made and not those processed version normally served for steamboat. Really homemade feel. What I like about this place is that you can either order half (4 pieces) or full (8 pieces) serving. The homemade pork balls (RM4 for 4 pieces) are filled with diced mushrooms. The Homemade Beef Ball (RM4 for 4 pieces) scored a very high mark too..bouncy and tasty. Big thumbs up from us.
I thought this was the normal homemade fish ball until I sank my teeth in. It was so BOUNCY! I have never tried anything like this before. Only then I realised, this was actually Homemade Sotong Ball (RM4 for 4 pieces)!! Really good stuff and highly recommended. I have decided that on my next visit, I will just forget the rest and feast on all the homemade meat balls.
Dessert was complimentary but sadly, only one serving per person. We had the Mango Pudding which was absolutely wonderful; light and silky smooth. Perfect dessert to cool our body after such steamy dinner. However, after the dinner, we felt quite thirsty although Hubby and I are MSG-tolerant.
The total damage came to RM67.85 including tax and service charge. Need to compliment on their excellent service too. So, if you happen to shop in 1 Utama and have any sudden crave for steamboat, do give this place a try.
Plus One Shabu Shabu is located at:
Lot F337-338, 1st Flr (formerly World of Feng Shui)
1 Utama Shopping Centre
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