Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nagomi Shabu Shabu @ Jaya 33, Petaling Jaya

Swish Swish...

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.

Assorted Vegetables

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.

Nagomi Shabu-Shabu
PG-02B, Ground Floor
Jaya 33
No. 3 (Lot 33), Jalan Semangat
Section 13
Petaling Jaya

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.

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Jackson said...

i walked pass this place when i goin for wedding dinner upstairs.. i saw their menu and find their price kinda expensive.... but after yr review...i think worth to try

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the raw beef reminds me of the days when we were splurge in australia on shabu shabu on a cold winter nite..

looks like dis is kind of place for a cold rainy nite..but then again cold n rainy means uber traffic jam there..

HairyBerry said...

quite an authentic meal, that was. i like that fishball Kanpachi Garlic Sauce is quite interesting too.

Brain Damaged said...

Hi boo_licious, I can't seem to find a way to contact you so please forgive me for resorting to using this comment space as a form of contact.

I'm running a food community website at, and one of our mission is to get all food bloggers together in a centralized point to share knowledge and form a food enthusiasts community.

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KY said...

looks good, will give it a try one of these days. :D

Precious Pea said... i have a clearer pic of what they serve here. Will go try it out this weekend.

Unknown said...

i spotted vintry there..much spacious ! x

wmw said...

Looks good...and Vintry's here too???

ling239 said...

hmm... apparently parking is very convenient too ~ ^_^

daphne said...

yum. love the clear soup that goes with this, wonderful!

yammylicious said...

look at the slices of beef.. omg!! so craving for shabu shabu now~

SayangMommy said...

You are making me super hungry


boo_licious said...

Jackson - hope u like it. Good for rainy nites.

Joe - yeah, once it rains during the weekdays always jammed. Guess good for weekends.

Nic - well, lots of people keep saying they serve Shabu Shabu and compare it with this place.

Soggie - been ages since I logged into the forum. Thxs for the info.

kyspeaks - it's in PJ so near yr place.

precious pea - see the link and u will see the menu.

kampungboycitygal - yeah, Vintry's is there and so is Viet Kitchen. Heard there are Italian and French places coming up too.

wmw - we shld eat there then. Heard horror stories abt Medan Dsara as a friend got robbed there.

ling239 - loads of spaces vs the other side.

daphne - I'm a fan of dashi broth hence this is better for me vs the normal clear ones they serve at steamboat places.

yammylicious - go get some?

sayangmommy - poor thing!

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