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December 2, 2010

All You Can Eat @ Nagomi Shabu-Shabu, Plaza Damas

I’m a sucker for all-you-can-eat deals. So when I found out about Nagomi’s All You Can Eat promotion at Plaza Damas, I was game. My visit to the outlet was about a month ago, and they recently changed the promo.

Old Promo

New Promo

Above is the old promo and the new one for comparison. While the new promo is still reasonable, I reckon the old promotion was better value for money. For greedy people like me, at least. I ordered the Himawari set (RM48++), and rif had the Hinagiku set (RM28++). Currently, the Hinagiku set is RM38++.

Free flow of soft drinks

Chili, ponzu and goma sauce

Assorted vegetable platter

Beef & duck shabu-shabu

My bowl of shabu-shabu. I was craving spicy things, so I got the spicy broth. rif had the Nagomi broth, which was clearer and less robust in flavour. I liked mine better, but the Nagomi broth paired better with the duck slices.

Assorted sushi. These were not bad — the fish slices were fresh.

Ika Ring. The chewy squid rings were nicely coated with crispy batter. Very moreish.

Chicken Gyoza — nothing great, but it was a good munch.

Handroll sushi, with a ridiculous amount of rice!
Bland tasting and sticky, rif and I struggled to finish these.

Assorted tempura. The batter was thicker than I liked it to be, but all in, it was decent.

Chicken Kaarage — one of my favourites. Crisply fried, I found this very addictive!

Chawanmushi — it was cold and tasteless. I didn’t finish this. The agedashi tofu (first picture) was really good. It had a light, crispy exterior and a soft wobbly centre. One of the best I’ve eaten — I had two rounds of this.

Mini cut rolls. Nothing to shout about. Frankly, I I found it a waste of stomach space.

Chicken Kushiage (meatball). I didn’t like this. It was too dry and salty from the sauce.

Chicken teriyaki — epic fail. It wasted mushy and powdery, and the sauce didn’t taste anything like teriyaki sauce. Don’t bother with this.

Vanilla ice cream — rich, creamy and full of vanilla bean seeds. I loved this!

Macha ice cream — this was just alright in my books. It wasn’t as fragrant as I liked it to be.

Belgian Chocolate ice cream

Fresh fruits

On a whole, the food was decent and service could have been better. Some dishes were quite good, like the agedashi tofu, Ika ring, chicken kaarage and of course, the shabu-shabu. And some were not worth ordering, like the chicken teriyaki. I didn’t like how they added SO much rice into the handroll.

Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 6/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: A few hits and misses, and service lacked warmth. If you’re a big eater, try this.

Lot G11A & G11B,
Ground Floor,
Hartamas Shopping Centre
03 6201 7130

7 Responses

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    can diff ppl order diff sets? like that wont people just order 1 exp set and the rest cheap set, and order all the things off the exp set, hmm m i making sense?

  2. thule a.k.a leo

    too bad I'm not big eater 🙂

  3. Bangsar-bAbE

    leo – Than I guess if you want to try the food, stick to the ala carte. =)

    Joe – I know what you mean. I'm not sure if it's possible, as they do keep an eye on the orders. But I'm pretty sure some people would do that…

  4. Sean

    looks like a decent promo (although maybe too much filling carbs in the items available) … it's too bad that there's only one round of serving for the shabu-shabu, since that seems like the most worthwhile order 😀

  5. AugustDiners

    now.. if only they do not limit the order of shabu-shabu… 😀

  6. Nikel Khor

    the nicer shabu shabu will be

  7. Bangsar-bAbE

    Nikel – Hahaha….but they will go bankrupt!

    AugustDiners – Yeah, I was quite disappointed that they limited the serving to one. It used to be two servings. 🙁

    Sean – When I went, I got to eat the unlimited duck, chicken & beef shabu-shabu. The max one can eat is about 3-4 servings…before you get jelak.

    So giving diners one serving of shabu-shabu isn't really a good deal.

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