Recently, there has been an increase in new places to dine that I am slowly trying each outlet one by one. One such place in Petaling Jaya is Jaya 33 which combines an office tower and dining at the lower levels. What's good about dining here is parking is a breeze compared to the nearby Jaya Shopping Centre area which is forever packed.
To date we have only tried Oriental Pavilion which is part of the Noble House group, Cozy Corner (a branch from Ampang Park) and this place, Nagomi which serves shabu shabu and Japanese sushi and sashimi items. The owners also own another Japanese restaurant at Tropicana Golf and Country Club.
Beef Shabu Shabu
When dining here one should bear in mind this is Japanese shabu shabu and not the local version of what is called shabu shabu. Some restaurants are calling their places shabu shabu when all they do is serve normal steamboat with sliced meats, fishballs and etc. At this place, you won't get any fishballs as they only serve sliced beef, sliced chicken, salmon, duck, mixed seafood and vegetables with their shabu shabu. If you love beef, they serve a variety of wagyu and kobe too.
Chicken Shabu Shabu
A portion of beef shabu shabu is RM33++ which includes the dashi broth made from bonito flakes and konbu seaweed, a bowl of rice and assorted vegetables. Shirataki noodles are also served with the vegetables which you can cook yourself. Everyone gets a hob on their own which you can cook the items. What I liked about this place was how fast their electric hob heated up plus it was sufficiently air-conditioned hence you won't sweat from cooking over the hot stove.
Kanpachi Garlic Sauce (RM33)
Literally meaning "swish-swish", we had lots of fun swishing the thinly cut beef slices in the hot broth. Just a quick swish and it'll be cooked. Then dip the cooked beef slices in one of the three sauces given: sesame, ponzu and the localised chopped red chilies, garlic and ginger. I really liked the beef slices which were tender. Since we only ordered one portion to share, we added chicken shabu shabu (RM6++) to share. We got a generous portion of sliced chicken but the only inconvience is we only had one pot of broth hence I was cooking most of the time. If you order the chicken shabu shabu, it is served with minced chicken meat which they mix with raw egg to create tiny meatballs. Most of the shabu shabu items are served with hot dashi broth but the sliced salmon is served with a slightly hot kimchi broth.
Ebi Tempura Roll (RM15)
Aside from shabu shabu items, they also have a selection of sushi and sashimi. We both really liked the Kanpachi Garlic Sauce - sliced amberjack fish with avocado, ebiko and garlic sauce. Very fresh and unusual. We also ordered an ebi tempura roll which had tempura king prawn. This was quite a dissapointment as the rice was too soft.
Overall, we quite liked the food here especially the tender beef slices. Wouldn't mind returning to try other varieties. However bear in mind, prices here are definitely not as cheap as your steamboat places which serve sets or eat all you can promotions. We also liked the attentive service here and the spacious layout.
PG-02B, Ground Floor
No. 3 (Lot 33), Jalan Semangat
Tel No : 03 – 7956 2330
(Pork Free. Open from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Japanese Food + Shabu Shabu